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Lot 1710: J. WOODWARD & SONS A 12-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 4468,

Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2016

by Holt's Auctioneers

December 8, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • J. WOODWARD & SONS A 12-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 4468,
  • J. WOODWARD & SONS A 12-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 4468,
  • J. WOODWARD & SONS A 12-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 4468,
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Description: J. WOODWARD & SONS
A 12-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 4468,
28 3/4in. nitro reproved replacement bold damascus barrels, rib engraved ''J. WILKES 1 LOWER JAMES ST. GOLDEN SQUARE. LONDON.'' and gold-inlaid ''1'' at the breech end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 3/4 choke, some external pitting towards muzzle left barrel, treble-grip action with removable striker discs, intercepting sears, slim toplever gold-inlaid ''1'', automatic safety with gold-inlaid ''SAFE'' detail (renewed), border and acanthus scroll engraving, brushed bright and reblued finish overall, 15in. well-figured replacement stock, weight 6lb. 9oz., in a brass-cornered leather case


Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed the gun would have been completed circa 1890 though no details of the gun are recorded

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