47. Superb W.J. Jeffery Sidelock Double Ejectorgun

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serial #38596, 20 bore, 28" barrels choked .012" and .018" which is about modified and improved modified and showing bright excellent bores. The shotgun is properly Birmingham proofed and is actually proofed with 3" chambers for 1 oz. loads. This is a wonderful best quality Jeffery which features sideclips and full coverage rose and scroll engraving. The barrels are engraved "W.J. JEFFERY & CO. LTD" on right tube and "9 GOLDEN SQUARE. LONDON. W." and each lock is engraved "W.J. JEFFERY & CO. LTD". The shotgun features double underlugs and rib extension with Scott's style square crossbolt. The condition of the shotgun is fabulous with the barrels retaining 97% strong original blue with hand matted rib. The action and locks retain 95% brilliant original color case-hardened finish with crisp engraving. The triggerguard and top lever retain about 95% original finish. The checkered straight grip buttstock and forend are of beautifully figured English walnut and feature fine flat top checkering on the wrist and forend. The stocks retain 95% original hand rubbed oil finish and checkering remains strong and clean. The toeling of the stock shows a plain silver oval monogram plate. The gun points and handles magnificently with a 15 1/8" length of pull over a 1" leather covered recoil pad with drops of 1 1/2" and 1 7/8". The shotgun comes in its original deluxe oak and leather case with brass reinforced corners and push-button lock. The interior of the case rates excellent with red baize lining which may have been restored with original label remaining on interior of lid. The exterior of the case is excellent with original owners name removed and subsequent owner's name embossed into a new piece of added leather. This shotgun is in a very desirable configuration with nice barrel length, stock dimensions, choking and the versatility of three inch chambers. A wonderful small bore British double gun. (18148-1) {C&R} (10,000/15,000) SOLD FOR $16,100.00

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