Side by side 12 bore Boxlock Non ejector
"Made in Spain for England" this no frills classic side by side box lock non ejector has 28" barrels - choked at 14 and 3/4. The stock has a 14 3/4" reach. All in good condition, nice and tight and with good bores.
Akkar Triple Crown 3 Barrelled 12 bore
An unused tripple barrelled 12 bore Triple Crown by Akkar. It comes in an Akkar plastic travel case, 5 different chokes and a factory choke key. The barrels are 28" long, and the stock has a 14 1/2" reach, including the factory fitted recoil pad. The barrels are proofed for steel high performance cartridges and have 2 3/4" chambers.
J A Scotcher of Bury St Edmunds Sidelock non ejector
A sidelock non ejector by Scotcher of Bury St Edmunds. A very handsome 12 bore sidelock with 28" damascus twist barrels. The barrels are by William Ford and been reproofed for nitro loads. The chambers are 2 1/2" and the bores are good. Both barrels and cylinder. The action has carved fences and is engraved on the left side with " Patent Block Safety. Hammerless". The stock has a 14 1/2" reach.
Austrian 12 bore ejector
This 12 bore ejector has the proof marks from Ferlach, but does not bear a makers name. The 27 1/2" barrels have 70mm (2 3/4) chambers and are choked at full and full. The stock has a 14" reach. The barrels have a ventilated rib. As with so many Austrian guns, this is made to a high standard and would fetch a much higher price if it were British made.
Anton Sodia 16 Bore
A 16 bore side by side by Anton Sodia. Anton Sodia started gunmaking in 1870 in the the town of Ferlach, the heart, and spiritual home of Austrian gunmaking. The gunmakers school ahd started up two years before, and the Ferlach Proof House started two years later. This gun was made in 1947 and is a lightweight game gun. It weighs just 5lb 12 oz. The 27" barrels are both choked at 1/2 choke. The stack has a reach of 13 3/4". The gun was made as an ejector, but the ejecting mechanism has been removed. The bores are in good condition. The raised cheek piece on the stock and the heavier style engraving are typically germanic, as is the obvious quality of this gun.
Winchester Model 12 Pump Action 20 bore
The classic pump action shotgun. First offered in 1912 the Winchester Model 12 was in continual production until 1964 with nearly 2 million being made. The design was developed by Winchester from a John Browning design and it saw wide service in both World Wars and in Korea. It was discontinued onlty on the grounds that the design was expensive to made and other companies offered cheaper alternatives. This example was produced in 1922. It is a five shot repeater and as such can only go on a section 1 FAC.
Greener GP Martini Action 12 Bore
A British classic. A Greener GP. Birmingham nitro proof marks. The single barrel is 32" long and is choked at 3/4. The chamber is for 2 3/4" cartridges. This is the second Model ( sometimes termed "lux" with chequering at the wrist and a screw retained fore end. The bore is free from pitting and dents. The barrel has some surface discolouration but retains most of the original blue finish. The lock has retained its finish well. The gun is is very good working order and although used does not have the mashed screw heads and bruising some of the GPs tend to acquire. A gun that will never let you down and one which makes a gun cabinet complete!
English Made side lever .410" single barrel
An English made single barrel .410" with thumb operated side lever. The 29 1/2" barrel is octagonal to round and is full choked. The bore is very good - bright and shinny and free from pits and dents and is black powder proofed for 2 3/4" cartridges. A delightful little gun which has suffered a cracked stock. This has been repaired - apparently some time ago. The repair has two pins securing the wrist, and is solid. It may well be stronger than is was before, but does reduce the value - hence the price!
Frederick Williams Boxlock with Sunken Rib 12 bore
Frederick Williams is recorded in Birmingham in 1881 and traded there until 1954 when the company was taken over. He also had premises in London. This boxlock non ejector was made in 1924. The 30" barrels are nitro proofed and have 21/s" chambers. They are choked at cylinder and 1/2. The barrels are engraved with "Fredk Williams" and " London and Glasgow". The barrels have an attractive sunken rib. The locks have much of the original colour hardening present. The chequering is clean and in good order. The stock has a 14 1/2" reach.
Cogswell and Harrison Avant Tout 12 bore BLE
A Cogswell and Harrison Avant Tout boxlock ejector. Manufactured in the later part of 1892 by one of the older names in English gun making - the company claims to go back to 1770. The 30" barrels are nitro proofed and have 2 1/2" chambers. The chokes are cylinder and 1/4. The well figured stock has a 14" reach. The stock has been pinned on the left side, above the trigger guard. A crack is visible on close inspection, but the repair appears to be an old one, and one which has been well done. The stock is now in a sound and solid condition. The Harrison Patent ejectors function properly and reliably. The bores are in good condition. The engraving is in good condition and not pitted or discoloured.
Webley and Scott .410 Bolt Action
A single barrel .410 from Webley and Scott. These great little guns tend to work hard and are not often found as straight as this one. The woodwork is very tidy indeed. The reach is 13 1/4" and the barrel is full choked and 25 1/2" long. The barrel as the nitro proof markings for 2 1/2" chambers and is engraved with "Webley and Scott, Birmingham".
H A Turner of Marlborough Boxlock Ejector
A boxlock ejector from H A Turner of Marlborough. H A Turner, being Henry Arthur Turner was a successor to Thomas Turner of High St, Marlborough, presumably being is son. and was at 142 High street until 1913. The business is then recorded as being owner by Mrs H A Turner at the same address until 1920. The 30" barrels were originally black powder proof but have been reproofed for nitro and have 2 1/2" chambers. They are choked at open and 1/2. The stock is well figured and has a 14 1/4" reach. The ejectors work properly and the fore end is attached by a Deeley and Edge lever fastener. the locks are engraved with " H A Turner", and the top rib with "H A Turner Marlborough".
Belgian .410 Boxlock Side by Side
A tidy .410 side by side non ejector boxlock. There is no makers name, but the barrels have Belgian nitro proof marks for the 65mm ( 2 1/2") cartridges. The actions shuts tightly and securely, and the stock has a nice bit of grain. On the down side both barrels have pitting. The barrel size and wall thickness is fine, but please do not be disappointed if you look up the barrels and see some pits. A delightful gun to shoot. The barrels are 28", and the reach is 141/2. The chequering is remarkably sharp. Push rod fore end faster and top leaver opening.
E.M. Reilly London Box Lock Ejector
Number 2 of a pair this boxlock ejector has 30" barrels, 2 1/2" chambers and is nitro proofed.The bores are free from pitting and are choked at 1/2 and 3/4. the reach is 15 1/8". Although there is little engraving or embellishment on this gun, it is a gun of good quality. The game rib is engraved with " E.M. Reilly & Co" and the address of 295 Oxford Street in London. This was the address used from 1904 to 1911. There is a vacant escutcheon on the underside of the straight hand stock. The serial number is 35423 if anyone out there has or know of the matching gun to make a pair.
J S Boreham Colchester Damascus 12 bore sidelock
A 12 bore sidelock non ejector gun with attractive rose pattern damascus barrels. The 30" nitro proofed barrels are choked at improved and 1/2 choke. It has 2 1/2" chambers. The well figured stock has a 14 1/4" reach. The sidelocks have border line engraving and some foliate decoration and have the name "JS Boreham". The locks retain some of the original colour hardening finish. The barrels have a sunken rib and are engraved with "Sportsmans Depot Colchester" and "JS Boreham". J S Borehamd started his own busines in Cambridge in 1868 and then in 1874 he took over a shop in Colchester and named it the Sportsmans Depot. He continued to trade until 1895. A very attractive and usable gun from the end of the 19th century.
Lee Enfield Service Rifle .410" Conversion
A Mark4 No.1 Lee Enfield Service rifle converted to .410". The chambers will take a 3" cartridge, and is it full choked. The conversion is correctly proofed for the 3" cartridges and it is a single shot gun, with no magazine.