A fine 12-bore (2¾in) single-trigger over-and-under sidelock ejector gun by J. Woodward & Sons, no. 6528 In a brass-mounted leather case with canvas cover
Lot 192S2
A fine 12-bore single-trigger over-and-under sidelock ejector gun by J. Woodward & Sons, no. 6528
In a brass-mounted leather case with canvas cover
Sold for £23,750 (US$ 39,919) inc. premium
Auction Details
A fine 12-bore (2¾in) single-trigger over-and-under sidelock ejector gun by J. Woodward & Sons, no. 6528 In a brass-mounted leather case with canvas cover A fine 12-bore (2¾in) single-trigger over-and-under sidelock ejector gun by J. Woodward & Sons, no. 6528 In a brass-mounted leather case with canvas cover
Lot Details
A fine 12-bore single-trigger over-and-under sidelock ejector gun by J. Woodward & Sons, no. 6528
Toplever, forend and rib numbered '1' in gold, manual safety, best bouquet and foliate-scroll engraving, traces of hardening-colour, cocking-indicators, well-figured stock with pistolgrip and pistolgrip-cap, the Whitworth steel barrels engraved James Woodward & Sons, 29 Bury Street, St James's, London with matt top-rib
Weight 6lb. 12oz., 14¼in. stock, 28in. barrels, approx. ½ & 3/8 choke, 2½in. chambers, London nitro proof
In a brass-mounted leather case with canvas cover

Footnotes

  • Please note that this gun is chambered for 2 1/2in cartridges and not 2 3/4in as catalogued
    The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1920 for Sir Philip Sassoon BT.
    Sir Philip Sassoon, 3rd Baronet (1888-1939) was an army officer and politician. He was a cousin to the war poet Seigfried Sassoon and was a member of the prominent Rothschild family.
    His numerous social and political connections led to his attendance at Chateau Demont in December of 1914, where King George V, Edward Prince of Wales, Raymond Poincaré, the French President, and various allied Generals met to discuss war on Germany. When war was declared he served as Private Secretary to Field Marshal Haig for the duration of the war. Sir Philip also acted as Member of Parliament for Hythe and was Parliamentary Private Secretary to David Lloyd George in 1920.
    He twice served as Under-Secretary of State for Air (1924-1929 and 1931-1937), during which time he was also Chairman of the Trustees of the National Gallery. He then held the position of First Commissioner of Works until his death in 1939.

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  • Please note that this gun is chambered for 2 1/2in cartridges and not 2 3/4in as catalogued
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