A FINE MATCHED PAIR OF 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTORS
PROPERTY OF THE HON. DAVID McALPINE (Lots 634-637)
A FINE MATCHED PAIR OF 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTORS

BOSS & CO., 13 DOVER STREET, PICCADILLY, LONDON, W., SERIAL NOS. 7178 & 8178

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A FINE MATCHED PAIR OF 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTORS
BOSS & CO., 13 DOVER STREET, PICCADILLY, LONDON, W., SERIAL NOS. 7178 & 8178
With blacked chopperlump barrels signed in full and respectively numbered '1' and '2' in gold on the rib, the No.2 gun with removable striker-discs, blued toplevers respectively numbered '1' and '2' in gold, automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE', signed locks with gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, trigger-plates engraved 'BOSS'S PATENT No.22894', blued rolled-edge trigger-guards, best quality bouquet and scroll engraving throughout, the actions and locks retaining much original finish, well figured 14 5/8 in. stocks, and vacant gold escutcheons, in maker's leather double motor case
29 in. (73.7 cm.) nitro barrels, 2 1/2 in. chambers, bored approx. ¼ choke in each.
6 lbs. 12 oz.
Provenance
The makers have kindly confirmed that the No.1 gun was ordered on 13 December 1926 by the Hon. J.S. Coke with the No.2 gun ordered on 4 December 1933 by G.E. Coke to match. Both guns were to have 29 in. barrels, 14 ¾ in. stocks and single-triggers. The records also note that each gun was to be the same as "A.G. Turner's ordinary guns".

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Please note that these guns are Section 2 shotguns.

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