A Belgian commemorative 12-bore (2¾in) side-plated boxlock ejector gun, no. 36405.1
Lot 178S2
A Belgian commemorative 12-bore (2¾in) side-plated boxlock ejector gun, no. 36405.1
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,622) inc. premium
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Lot Details
A Belgian commemorative 12-bore (2¾in) side-plated boxlock ejector gun, no. 36405.1
The treble-grip action-body with concealed third-bite, the side-plates engraved depicting a woodcock in flight on the left and a mallard landing on water on the right, both surrounded by bold foliate-scrollwork, trigger-guard with ILM monogram inlaid in gold, manual safety, highly-figured stock of swan's-neck form, the chopper-lump barrels, engraved Centenaire de l'Ecole d'Armurerie de Liege, 1897-1997, with matt concave-rib
Weight 7lb. 9¾oz., 14 5/8in. stock, 30in. barrels, approx. ¼ & 5/8 choke, 2¾in. chambers, Belgian nitro proof

Footnotes

  • This gun was completed to mark the centenary of the Institut Léon Mignon in Liège. The engraving is possibly by the school's master engraver, Pierre Dome

    This gun is in very good condition and appears to have had little use
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