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Lot 1402: E.J. CHURCHILL A FINE 12-BORE ''PREMIERE FINEST QUALITY'' SINGLE-TRIGGER ASSISTED-OPENING PINLESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 6636,

Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2016

by Holt's Auctioneers

December 8, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • E.J. CHURCHILL A FINE 12-BORE ''PREMIERE FINEST QUALITY'' SINGLE-TRIGGER ASSISTED-OPENING PINLESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 6636,
  • E.J. CHURCHILL A FINE 12-BORE ''PREMIERE FINEST QUALITY'' SINGLE-TRIGGER ASSISTED-OPENING PINLESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 6636,
  • E.J. CHURCHILL A FINE 12-BORE ''PREMIERE FINEST QUALITY'' SINGLE-TRIGGER ASSISTED-OPENING PINLESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 6636,
  • E.J. CHURCHILL A FINE 12-BORE ''PREMIERE FINEST QUALITY'' SINGLE-TRIGGER ASSISTED-OPENING PINLESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 6636,
  • E.J. CHURCHILL A FINE 12-BORE ''PREMIERE FINEST QUALITY'' SINGLE-TRIGGER ASSISTED-OPENING PINLESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 6636,
  • E.J. CHURCHILL A FINE 12-BORE ''PREMIERE FINEST QUALITY'' SINGLE-TRIGGER ASSISTED-OPENING PINLESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 6636,
  • E.J. CHURCHILL A FINE 12-BORE ''PREMIERE FINEST QUALITY'' SINGLE-TRIGGER ASSISTED-OPENING PINLESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 6636,
  • E.J. CHURCHILL A FINE 12-BORE ''PREMIERE FINEST QUALITY'' SINGLE-TRIGGER ASSISTED-OPENING PINLESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 6636,
   
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Description: E.J. CHURCHILL
A FINE 12-BORE ''PREMIERE FINEST QUALITY'' SINGLE-TRIGGER ASSISTED-OPENING PINLESS SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 6636,
28in. nitro chopperlump barrels with matt Churchill-rib, the tubes engraved ''E.J. CHURCHILL (GUNMAKERS) LTD. ORANGE ST. GUNWORKS. LEICESTER SQUARE. LONDON'', and with acanthus scroll detailing at the breech ends, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 3/4 choke, hold-open toplever, the action flat with toplever return stud, automatic safety with gold-inlaid ''SAFE'' detail, Smith patent assisted opening system, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, non-selective single-trigger, rolled-edge triggerguard, the action, pinless lockplates and furniture finely engraved with bold flowing acanthus, the lockplates with elaborate cartouches engraved ''E.J. CHURCHILL'', the underside with a further cartouche engraved ''PREMIERE FINEST QUALITY'', the triggerguard gold-inlaid with a monogram ''E.K.Y.'', retaining virtually full original colour-hardening and much finish, 14 1/8in. well-figured stock with ornate chequering borders and including a scroll-engraved and colour-hardened skeletal steel buttplate, weight 6lb. 8oz., in its lightweight leather case with gold-tooled leather trade label


Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed the gun was completed in 1947

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