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.
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".