A fine pair of Portsmouth-engraved .410 (3in) self-opening sidelock ejector guns by Asprey, no. 1523/4 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with makers accessories

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Lot 299CS2
A fine pair of Portsmouth-engraved .410 (3in) self-opening sidelock ejector guns by Asprey, no. 1523/4
In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with makers accessories

Sold for £ 34,800 (US$ 42,570) inc. premium
A fine pair of Portsmouth-engraved .410 (3in) self-opening sidelock ejector guns by Asprey, no. 1523/4
The toplevers, ribs and forend-tips numbered '1' and '2' in gold, the pinless lockplates with best bold foliate-scroll engraving, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, double rolled-edge triggerguards, the undersides with Asprey London inlaid in gold, the trigger-plates signed 'AP', well-figured stocks, the chopper-lump barrels with game-ribs, engraved Asprey, New Bond Street, London, and self-opening compressors
Weight 5lb. 3oz., 15in. stocks, 28in. barrels, approx. full & ex. full choke (No. 1) and ¾ & ex. full choke (No. 2), 3in. chambers, London nitro proof
In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with makers accessories

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  • These guns are in excellent condition and appear to have had little use

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A fine pair of Portsmouth-engraved .410 (3in) self-opening sidelock ejector guns by Asprey, no. 1523/4 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with makers accessories
A fine pair of Portsmouth-engraved .410 (3in) self-opening sidelock ejector guns by Asprey, no. 1523/4 In their brass-mounted oak and leather case with makers accessories
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