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AN EXCEPTIONAL KELL-ENGRAVED 12-BORE (2¾IN) SINGLE-TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN BY BOSS, NO. 4883
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AN EXCEPTIONAL KELL-ENGRAVED 12-BORE (2¾IN) SINGLE-TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN BY BOSS, NO. 4883

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AN EXCEPTIONAL KELL-ENGRAVED 12-BORE (2¾IN) SINGLE-TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN BY BOSS, NO. 4883
The fences profusely carved with strapwork, foliate motifs and vine leaves on a matt ground, the lockplates and the underside of the action-body engraved with scenes of pheasant, grouse and partridge in their naturalistic habitats, with best foliate-scrollwork and traces of hardening-colour, the toplever and triggerguard engraved en suite, the Boss patent fully-selective single-trigger with rolled-edge triggerguard, the right-hand lockplate mounted with the barrel-selector slide, the lockplates inset with gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, exceptionally-figured stock, the Whitworth-steel chopper-lump barrels with game-rib
Weight 6lb. 6½oz., 14¼in. stock, 30in. barrels, approx. cyl. & 5/8 choke, 2¾in. chambers, recent nitro reproof
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VAT rate of 17.5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer’s premium.

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This exceptional gun was ordered on March 11th. 1901 by the Reverend Aldrich-Blake of Llanwenarth Rectory, Abergavenny. The record books at Boss record the following details of its specification:- 'Ordered a 12 bore top snap h'less ejector gun, patent selective single trigger, steel barrels 30 in., 5/16 special rib to be similar to Purdey 15734, also across the top and side view of fence, short thumb piece like Purdey, also lever to be engraved do., locks to be jointed to ball of action, gold arrow on tumblers like Purdey, fences chased to pattern selected, trigger to be fluted, press down fore part, right special cylinder, left full choke, to finish 6½lbs, pheasants, partridges and grouse to be engraved to order... partridges on one plate, pheasants on the other, woodcock on guard, grouse on 'the twelfth' on action With its case, the gun cost £68.5.0
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