A cased pair of 12 gauge sidelock ejector guns by Boss & Company
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A cased pair of 12 gauge sidelock ejector guns by Boss & Company
US$ 25,000 - 35,000
£15,000 - 21,000

Lot Details
A cased pair of 12 gauge sidelock ejector guns by Boss & Company
Serial numbers 4785 for 1900 and 4955 for 1902, 12 gauge. 30 and 1/8 inch blued barrels with single silver beads; concave ribs, one marked Boss & Co.73 St. James's St. London; breeches and engraved and blue top levers numbered in gold 1 and 2 respectively. Ejectors. Disc-set strikers. Single triggers with Boss's Patent selector. Casehardened sidelock actions with best rose and scroll engraving, marked Boss's Patent and Boss & Co.; cocking indicators. Blued and engraved triggerguards. Checkered splinter fore-ends and straight grip stocks of dark, figured walnut. Gold ovals. Red rubber buttpad. With original oak and leather case.
Condition: Barrels reblued, markings on one worn. Bright bores. Locks retaining 75-85% partially darkened casehardening. Triggerguards with 50% blue. Excellent wood showing light marks, No. 4785 with some marks to checkering at wrist, no. 4955 with wear to checkering.
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Data:
Chokes: No. 4755, .003"/.001" (Skeet/Cyl), No.4955, .001"/.000" (Cyl/Cyl).
Pull: 14 1/2".
Chambers: 2 3/4 inches.
Weight: No. 4785: 6 lbs 8 oz. No 4955: 6 lbs. 8 oz.
Drop at comb: 1 3/4".
Drop at heel: 2 3/4".

Footnotes

  • Note; Boss & Company records confirm the dates of manufacture and original sale to the owner's antecedent, Caryl Nicolas Charles Hardinge, the 4th Viscount Hardinge.
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This auction has not been published. Catalogs are usually available four weeks before the auction. If you are interested in consigning property, the last consignment date for this auction is 11 Sep 2014

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