Lot 1311: GEORGE GIBBS LTD. A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. C584 / 5,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
GEORGE GIBBS LTD.
A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. C584 / 5,
26 1/2in. nitro barrels with finely matted Churchill ribs, gold-inlaid ''1'' and ''2'' at the breech ends, the tubes engraved ''GEORGE GIBBS LTD. BRISTOL & 35 SAVILE ROW. LONDON.W.'', the breech ends finely carved with bands of oak leaves and acorns, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, No.1 left wall at 17, carved fences, removable striker discs, toplevers gold-inlaid ''1'' and ''2'', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid ''SAFE'' details, the actions, lockplates and furniture profusely carved in relief with oak leaves and acorns on a finely matted background, retaining traces of original colour-hardening, 15in. figured replacement stocks, the fore-ends inset with gold diamond-shaped escutcheons, the finials engraved en suite to the guns and gold-inlaid ''1'' and ''2'', weight 6lb. 13oz., in a lightweight leather motor case