Lot 1405: BOSS & CO. A 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER EASY-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 6981,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
BOSS & CO.
A 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER EASY-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 6981,
29in. nitro chopperlump barrels, rib engraved ''BOSS & CO. 13. DOVER STREET. PICCADILLY. LONDON.W.'', and gold-inlaid ''1'' at the breech end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, toplever gold-inlaid ''1'', automatic safety with gold-inlaid ''SAFE'' detail, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, Boss 1905 improved patent single trigger, rolled-edge triggerguard, best fine acanthus scrollwork with floral bouquets, retaining some original colour-hardening and traces of finish, 15in. figured stock (possible replacement) including 1/2in. leather covered recoil pad, weight 6lb. 11oz., in a canvas and leather case
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed on 3rd August in 1923 as No.1 of a pair for Sir Aubrey Brocklebank Bt.
Research would indicate this to be Sir Thomas Aubrey Lawies Brocklebank, 4th Baronet of the Brocklebank baronets, a businessman and a first-class cricketer for Cambridge University in two matches in 1919. He was a director of the Cunard Steamship Company and also the Suez Canal Company