A cased 20 gauge sidelock ejector gun by Boss & Company

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Lot 2388¢
A cased 20 gauge sidelock ejector gun by Boss & Company
circa 1930-32

Sold for US$ 35,100 inc. premium
A cased 20 gauge sidelock ejector gun by Boss & Company
circa 1930-32
Serial no. 7937, 20 gauge. 26 1/2 inch blued barrels; single silver bead; concave rib marked Boss & Co. 41 Albermarle St. Piccadilly Street London, W. Ejectors. Blued and engraved top lever. Engraved tang with gold SAFE. Automatic safety. Single trigger. Casehardened sidelock action with best rose and scroll engraving. Engraved and blued triggerguard. Checkered splinter fore-end and straight gripped stock of dark, figured walnut. Checkered butt. Vacant gold oval. Complete with maroon baize-lined leather case containing two-piece rosewood cleaning rod with accessories; lid with Boss & Co. label, the Dover St. address lined out with red ink. .
Condition: Excellent as partially refinished. Barrels with 96-98% old reblued finish showing some areas of thinning. Bright bores. Action with generous traces of thinning casehardening. Lock retain 70-80% casehardening with much bright color remaining. Triggerguard with 50% blue, most of the finish missing from the tang. Wood with few scattered small marks. Case exterior scuffed, the straps and lock broken; interior showing some wear
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Data:

Chokes: .000"/.000" (Cyl/Cyl)
Pull: 14 1/8th".
Chambers: 2 3/4".
Weight: 5 lbs.
Drop at comb: 1 5/8".
Drop at heel: 1 3/4"/

Footnotes

  • Note: Purchased in 1932 by Mrs. Eleanor Spreckels Walsh.
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