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    Sale 7643

    Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    21 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 78

    A VERY FINE 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER OVER-AND-UNDER SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN BY BOSS & CO., NO. 5878

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    A VERY FINE 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER OVER-AND-UNDER SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN BY BOSS & CO., NO. 5878
    Best bouquet and scroll engraving with virtually full original colour hardening, the lockplates inset with gold inlaid cocking indicators, Boss patent single-trigger with rolled edge trigger guard, figured replacement stock and forend, the ribless barrels with breech flats, the gun re-finished overall in areas to a very high standard.
    Weight 6lb. 5½oz., 14 7/8in. stock, 29in. barrels, chokes approx. ¼ & ¼, 2½in. chambers, nitro reproof
    In a good replacement oak and leather case.


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    Post Lot Text

    The Makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was completed in 1911. It is in very good overall condition.