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Lot 1332: BOSS & CO. A PAIR OF 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER EASY-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 4653 / 4, with extra barrels,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
BOSS & CO.
A PAIR OF 12-BORE SINGLE-TRIGGER EASY-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 4653 / 4, with extra barrels,
original 30in. nitro reproved barrels, ribs engraved ''BOSS & CO. 73 ST. JAMES''S STREET, LONDON.'', and gold-inlaid ''1'' and ''2'', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. choke both (No.1) and true cyl. choke both (No.2), bore dimensions marginal, No.1 wall thicknesses below recommended minimum;
new 27in. nitro barrels (by the makers in 1978), barrel numbers 9797 / 8, ribs engraved ''BOSS & CO. 13/14 CORK STREET. LONDON. W.1.'', and gold-inlaid ''1'' and ''2'' at the breech ends, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, toplevers gold-inlaid ''1'' and ''2'', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid ''SAFE'' details, removable striker discs, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, Boss 1894 patent improved single triggers, rolled left edge triggerguards, best fine acanthus scroll engraving with floral bouquets, brushed bright and reblued finish overall, 14in. highly-figured stocks including 7/8in. rubber recoil pads, weight 6lb. 10oz., in a lightweight leather motor case (currently fitted for the 27in. barrels, would adapt to fit the 30in.)