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Modern & Vintage Sporting Guns

by Gavin Gardiner Limited

Platinum House

316 lots with images

December 12, 2012

Live Auction

Saleroom Location: Sotheby's

Upper Grosvenor Gallery, 34-35 New Bond Street

London, W1A 2AA United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1798 875300

Fax: +44 (0)1798 875300

Email: gavin@gavingardiner.com

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EDWARD VOM HOFE & CO. A MODEL 504 3/0 REEL 3

Lot 151: EDWARD VOM HOFE & CO. A MODEL 504 3/0 REEL 3

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Description: EDWARD VOM HOFE & CO. A MODEL 504 3/0 REEL 3 3/4-inch diameter with nickel rims and composition handle

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O. ZWARG CO. A MODEL 400 2/0 REEL 3 3/4-inch

Lot 152: O. ZWARG CO. A MODEL 400 2/0 REEL 3 3/4-inch

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Description: O. ZWARG CO. A MODEL 400 2/0 REEL 3 3/4-inch diameter with nickel rims, composition handle and end plates

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PEZON ET MICHEL A LUXOR

Lot 153: PEZON ET MICHEL A LUXOR" MODEL SPINNING REEL

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Description: PEZON ET MICHEL A LUXOR" MODEL SPINNING REEL together with 3 further modern spinning reels (4)"

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HARDY BROTHERS A SCARCE OAK AND LEATHER FLY BOX

Lot 154: HARDY BROTHERS A SCARCE OAK AND LEATHER FLY BOX

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Description: HARDY BROTHERS A SCARCE OAK AND LEATHER FLY BOX the hinged lid with chamois leather pouch, compartments for two fly wallets, the front falling to reveal two drawers containing an assortment of empty fly tins, the lid impressed Cecil F. Halford" Cecil Halford was the grandson of Frederick Michael Halford (1844-1914) the famous dry fly fisherman and author.

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A LEATHER FLY WALLET containing an assortment of

Lot 155: A LEATHER FLY WALLET containing an assortment of

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Description: A LEATHER FLY WALLET containing an assortment of flies

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A LARGE VICTORIAN OAK AND PINE LINE DRYER the

Lot 156: A LARGE VICTORIAN OAK AND PINE LINE DRYER the

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Description: A LARGE VICTORIAN OAK AND PINE LINE DRYER the impressive device with adjustable drum and spool, on four legged base, 53-inches tall

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EIGHT ALUMINIUM ROD TUBES

Lot 157: EIGHT ALUMINIUM ROD TUBES

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Description: EIGHT ALUMINIUM ROD TUBES

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ALAN CLARK'S COLLECTION OF ROD TUBES comprising:

Lot 158: ALAN CLARK'S COLLECTION OF ROD TUBES comprising:

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Description: ALAN CLARK'S COLLECTION OF ROD TUBES comprising: two large aluminium tubes, a leather case and a canvas tube (4)

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HARDY BROS. A SMALL QUANTITY OF SPLIT CANE RODS

Lot 159: HARDY BROS. A SMALL QUANTITY OF SPLIT CANE RODS

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Description: HARDY BROS. A SMALL QUANTITY OF SPLIT CANE RODS including: LRH Greased Line and Spinning rods, Hardy Wanless and Gold Medal rods, etc, in their cloth covers

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HARDY BROS. A SMALL QUANTITY OF SPLIT CANE RODS

Lot 160: HARDY BROS. A SMALL QUANTITY OF SPLIT CANE RODS

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Description: HARDY BROS. A SMALL QUANTITY OF SPLIT CANE RODS including: LRH No.1, Wanless, Wanless Sea, Braemar and Halford rods, etc, in their cloth covers

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VARIOUS SPLIT CANE RODS including rods by Farlow,

Lot 161: VARIOUS SPLIT CANE RODS including rods by Farlow,

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Description: VARIOUS SPLIT CANE RODS including rods by Farlow, Pezon et Michel, Scottie, Westley Richards, etc

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HARDY BROS. A SMALL QUANTITY OF RODS including:

Lot 162: HARDY BROS. A SMALL QUANTITY OF RODS including:

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Description: HARDY BROS. A SMALL QUANTITY OF RODS including: JJH Triumph, The Dapping, Sovereign Spin, Graphite Spring, etc, in their cloth covers

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NINE VARIOUS SOFT AIR PISTOLS many in their

Lot 163: NINE VARIOUS SOFT AIR PISTOLS many in their

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Description: NINE VARIOUS SOFT AIR PISTOLS many in their manufacturers' boxes

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WALTHER A .177 LP53 AIR PISTOL, NO. 091011 9

Lot 164: WALTHER A .177 LP53 AIR PISTOL, NO. 091011 9

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Description: WALTHER A .177 LP53 AIR PISTOL, NO. 091011 9 1/2-inch barrel with adjustable rear sight, the crackle finished frame with chequered plastic grips, in its maker's box with instructions, spare sight elements, etc

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BSA A .177 IMPROVED MODEL D UNDERLEVER AIR RIFLE,

Lot 165: BSA A .177 IMPROVED MODEL D UNDERLEVER AIR RIFLE,

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Description: BSA A .177 IMPROVED MODEL D UNDERLEVER AIR RIFLE, NO. 25745 19 1/2-inch barrel with bayonet underlever, the 14 1/4-inch stock with pistol grip and steel butt plate, impressed with maker's trademark and retailer's stamp, J. Beale of Bournemouth, 7lb. 2oz.; together with a further Continental pre-War break barrel air rifle, no. 51867, stock cracked (2)

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EDGAR BROTHERS A .22 XV1 MODEL PRE-CHARGED AIR

Lot 166: EDGAR BROTHERS A .22 XV1 MODEL PRE-CHARGED AIR

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Description: EDGAR BROTHERS A .22 XV1 MODEL PRE-CHARGED AIR RIFLE, NO. 00780 20-inch barrel with sound moderator and folding bipod, the receiver mounted with a tactical target 6-26x56 telescopic sight, receiver magazine and bolt handle, detachable air bottle, 12lb., in its maker's case with pump, etc

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WEBLEY & SCOTT A .22 PATRIOT MODEL FAC AIR RIFLE,

Lot 167: WEBLEY & SCOTT A .22 PATRIOT MODEL FAC AIR RIFLE,

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Description: WEBLEY & SCOTT A .22 PATRIOT MODEL FAC AIR RIFLE, NO. 854710 18-inch barrel fitted with sound moderator, the receiver with safety catch and mounted with a Kassnar telescopic sight, half length stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and recoil pad, 11lb. 2oz.

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ORIGINAL A GERMAN .22 MODEL 50 UNDERLEVER AIR

Lot 168: ORIGINAL A GERMAN .22 MODEL 50 UNDERLEVER AIR

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Description: ORIGINAL A GERMAN .22 MODEL 50 UNDERLEVER AIR RIFLE, NO. 186489 19-inch barrel with tunnel fore sight and loading tap, the receiver mounted with a Hawke telescopic sight, 3/4 length stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and rubber recoil pad, 13 1/2-inch pull, 9lb. 5oz.

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AIR ARMS A .177 S510-SL AIR RIFLE, NO. 094117

Lot 169: AIR ARMS A .177 S510-SL AIR RIFLE, NO. 094117

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Description: AIR ARMS A .177 S510-SL AIR RIFLE, NO. 094117 20-inch barrel fitted with a sound moderator, the receiver with side lever and detachable magazine and mounted with a Hawke telescopic sight, air cylinder with threaded nose cap, the half length thumbhole stock with pistol grip, cheekpiece and recoil pad, 14 1/2-inch pull, 8lb. 3oz., together with its charging adaptor, etc

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WEIHRAUCH A HW77K MODEL .22 UNDERLEVER AIR RIFLE,

Lot 170: WEIHRAUCH A HW77K MODEL .22 UNDERLEVER AIR RIFLE,

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Description: WEIHRAUCH A HW77K MODEL .22 UNDERLEVER AIR RIFLE, NO. 1183475 14 1/2-inch barrel, the receiver mounted with a Nikko Stirling telescopic sight, the half length stock with pistol grip, cheekpeice and rubber recoil pad, 14 1/4-inch pull, 9lb. 12oz.; together with a .177 BSA Cadet air rifle, no. B56553 (2)

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WEBLEY & SCOTT A .22 MARK II SERVICE AIR RIFLE,

Lot 171: WEBLEY & SCOTT A .22 MARK II SERVICE AIR RIFLE,

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Description: WEBLEY & SCOTT A .22 MARK II SERVICE AIR RIFLE, NO. S1510 25 1/2-inch detachable barrel with hooded fore sight, rear sight and folding aperture, the screw breech with winged bullet trademark, custom made stock and fore-end with pistol grip and ribbed butt plate, 14 1/4-inch pull, 7lb. 4oz.

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A 12-BORE CANNON BARREL 'IN THE WHITE' 25-inch

Lot 172: A 12-BORE CANNON BARREL 'IN THE WHITE' 25-inch

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Description: A 12-BORE CANNON BARREL 'IN THE WHITE' 25-inch barrel with hinged breech, part machined and requiring finishing, provisional proof

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AN IMPRESSIVE PART-FINISHED BRASS SIGNAL CANNON

Lot 173: AN IMPRESSIVE PART-FINISHED BRASS SIGNAL CANNON

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Description: AN IMPRESSIVE PART-FINISHED BRASS SIGNAL CANNON 24-inch barrel, built around a Franchi 12-bore pump-action gun to allow for three shots in rapid succession, machined from solid, the cannon is mounted on a swivel mount with trunnions and requires finishing and construction of a carriage

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A PAIR OF 12-BORE CHOPPER-LUMP BARRELS 'IN THE

Lot 174: A PAIR OF 12-BORE CHOPPER-LUMP BARRELS 'IN THE

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Description: A PAIR OF 12-BORE CHOPPER-LUMP BARRELS 'IN THE WHITE' the unchambered 29-inch barrels with about 1/4 and 3/4 choke borings, provisional proof and ready for fitting and finishing

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A PAIR OF BOXLOCK ACTIONS 'IN THE WHITE' suitable

Lot 175: A PAIR OF BOXLOCK ACTIONS 'IN THE WHITE' suitable

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Description: A PAIR OF BOXLOCK ACTIONS 'IN THE WHITE' suitable to build a pair of 16-bore guns; together with a pair of trigger guard forgings, action base plates, levers, springs, etc (Qty)

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WINCHESTER THE MAJOR PARTS ONLY OF A .44 WCF MODEL

Lot 176: WINCHESTER THE MAJOR PARTS ONLY OF A .44 WCF MODEL

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Description: WINCHESTER THE MAJOR PARTS ONLY OF A .44 WCF MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE 26-inch octagonal barrel with full length magazine tube, the receiver with many missing parts, the magazine follower with presentation inscription, Presented to My Friend Charles A. Gillig by Dr Wm F. Carver Dec 14 1880", the tang fitted with a stock taken from a double barrel shotgun, 8lb. 6oz., rusted and worn overall William Frank "Doc" Carver (1851 to 1927) "Doc" Carver, "Champion Shot of the World" was a well known sharpshooter and contemporary of Buffalo Bill Cody. Although trained as a dentist it was his career as a showman and champion rifle shot for which he is remembered. As a friend of Cody's he acquired considerable notoriety as a rifle shot. In 1877 he issued a challenge to all comers: he would use a rifle and the challenger could us a shotgun, and the targets would be the newly invented "Bogardus" glass balls thrown from a trap. He contended that he could hit more targets from horseback than his challenger could hit while standing on the ground. One of his first significant awards was for breaking 885 glass ball out of 1,000 thrown at San Francisco Feb 22, 1878. Following his success he toured extensively and arrived in Europe in 1879 shooting at matches and exhibitions in front of Nobility and Royalty. He had a significant engagement in London at the Crystal Palace round the time that this rifle was presented. Upon his return from Europe he entered in to partnership with Buffalo Bill to produce a Wild West show, "Wild West". After the first season they parted ways, and the show now known as "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" went on to achieve international recognition. Carver continued to tour on a smaller scale for the rest of his life, famously incorporating a Diver Horse act in to the show. This element was famously continued by members of his family until the 1970's. For further information please see "Buffalo Bills Wild West", by Richard Wilson & Greg Martin.

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I. HOLLIS & SONS THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END

Lot 177: I. HOLLIS & SONS THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END

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Description: I. HOLLIS & SONS THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY OF A 12-BORE BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. 54272 the polished frame and top lever with border and scroll engraving, the maker's name signed within a scrolling banner, 14 1/4-inch figured stock with pistol grip

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E. WHITEHOUSE THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY

Lot 178: E. WHITEHOUSE THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY

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Description: E. WHITEHOUSE THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY OF A 16-BORE WALKERS PATENT BAR-IN-WOOD HAMMER GUN, NO. 125 the frame with forward pointing side lever, bar locks and hammers, approximately 14 1/2-inch well figured stock, action cracked

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KAVANAGH THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY OF A

Lot 179: KAVANAGH THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY OF A

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Description: KAVANAGH THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY OF A 12-BORE SIDELOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. 11273 the frame, locks and top lever with scroll engraving and retaining some original hardening colour, 14 1/2-inch figured stock with rubber recoil pad; together with the major parts of a French Charlin sliding breech gun, no. 48862 (2)

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COGSWELL & HARRISON THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END

Lot 180: COGSWELL & HARRISON THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END

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Description: COGSWELL & HARRISON THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY OF A 16-BORE AVANT TOUT" MODEL ASSISTED OPENING BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN NO. 26093 the frame with scroll engraving, the maker's name signed within a scrolling banner, 14-inch figured stock

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J. & W. TOLLEY THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END OF

Lot 181: J. & W. TOLLEY THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END OF

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Description: J. & W. TOLLEY THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END OF AN 8-BORE SINGLE BARREL GUN, NO. 6736 33 3/4-inch damascus barrel with doll's head extension and 3 3/4-inch chamber, the rounded frame, rebounding back lock, hammer and rotary underlever with border engraving, top strap broken, 14-inch stock with pistol grip, cracked at the hand, 10lb. 8oz.

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JAMES KIRK THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY OF

Lot 182: JAMES KIRK THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY OF

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Description: JAMES KIRK THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY OF A 12-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN the scroll backed frame with fine scroll engraving and retaining traces of original hardening colour, 14 1/4-inch figured stock with pistol grip, in a brassbound mahogany gun case originally for a percussion gun

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WILLIAM MOORE & GREY THE ACTION, STOCK AND

Lot 183: WILLIAM MOORE & GREY THE ACTION, STOCK AND

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Description: WILLIAM MOORE & GREY THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY OF A 20-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 5500 the frame and top lever with scroll engraving, 14 1/2-inch figured stock pegged at the head; together with the action, stock and fore-end of a 12-bore boxlock ejector gun, no. 24152, the frame with border engraving, 14 1/2-inch figured stock (2)

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BENEDIKT WINKLER - WITHDRAWN FROM SALE THE ACTION,

Lot 184: BENEDIKT WINKLER - WITHDRAWN FROM SALE THE ACTION,

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Description: BENEDIKT WINKLER - WITHDRAWN FROM SALE THE ACTION, STOCK AND FORE-END ONLY OF AN AUSTRIAN 16-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 281 the scroll backed frame and top lever with fine scroll engraving around scenes of game in woodland landscapes, the fences carved with oak leaves, 14 1/4-inch well figured stock with pistol grip and cheekpiece The proof marks date the gun to March 1945.

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J. PURDEY & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING

Lot 185: J. PURDEY & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING

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Description: J. PURDEY & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 20735/6 27-inch Whitworth steel chopper lump barrels, shortened by the makers, with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about true cylinder and improved cylinder borings, the frames, locks and numbered top levers with fine bouquet and scroll engraving, lined cocking indicators, 15 1/2-inch figured stocks including 1-inch extensions, 6lb. 6oz., nitro proof, bores pitted, in their maker's brassbound oak and leather case The maker confirms that the guns were built in 1914 with 30-inch barrels. They were shortened and lightened by the maker in 1932 to the then more fashionable length of 27-inches.

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STEPHEN GRANT & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK

Lot 186: STEPHEN GRANT & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK

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Description: STEPHEN GRANT & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NO. 7995/6 29-inch chopper-lump barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, the frames, locks and gold numbered top levers with border engraving and retaining some original hardening colour, 14 1/2-inch well figured stocks, 6lb. 11oz., nitro proof, in their maker's brassbound oak and leather case The maker confirms that the guns were built in 1915.

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LANG & HUSSEY LTD A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK

Lot 187: LANG & HUSSEY LTD A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK

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Description: LANG & HUSSEY LTD A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 10823/4 28-inch barrels with top extension, No.1 gun with replacement barrels by S. R. Jeffery & Son with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 3/4 choke borings, the No.2 gun with sleeved barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers about improved cylinder and 1/4 choke borings, the frames, locks and gold numbered top levers with bouquet and scroll engraving, 14 1/2-inch figured stock, 6lb. 10oz., nitro proof, in their individual leather cases

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WILLIAM EVANS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR

Lot 188: WILLIAM EVANS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR

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Description: WILLIAM EVANS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 17230/1 26 1/2-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/2 choke borings, doll's head extensions, the frames, locks and gold numbered top levers with foliate scroll engraving and retaining traces of original hardening colour, 14 1/2-inch figured stocks, 6lb. 8oz., nitro proof, in their lightweight leather motor case The maker confirms that the guns were built in 1936.

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J. PURDEY & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING

Lot 189: J. PURDEY & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING

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Description: J. PURDEY & SONS A PAIR OF 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 13202/3 29-inch chopper lump barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder borings, the frames, locks and top levers with fine bouquet and scroll engraving and retaining traces of original hardening colour, the fences finely carved with Classical scrollwork and hidden faces, cocking indicators, 14 3/4-inch highly figured stocks including 3/4-inch extensions, 6lb. 12oz., nitro proof, in their maker's brassbound oak and leather case The maker confirms that the guns were built in 1889 for Baron Schroder. The fences are carved in the Classical style and this is almost certainly the work of Barre. The maker records noting detonating chased by Barre" and confirming the barrel length as 29-inches. Baron Sir John Schroder 1825-1910 He was the son of the founder of the well known banking firm as well as a great collector and patron of the Arts.

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E. J. CHURCHILL A PAIR OF 12-BORE IMPERIAL

Lot 190: E. J. CHURCHILL A PAIR OF 12-BORE IMPERIAL" MODEL

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Description: E. J. CHURCHILL A PAIR OF 12-BORE IMPERIAL" MODEL SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS NOS. 4583/4 25-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 choke borings, file cut Churchill ribs, the frames, locks and gold numbered top levers with foliate scroll engraving and retaining some original hardening colour, the action bases with gold inlaid crowns, 14 1/2-inch well figured stocks, 6lb. 2oz., nitro proof, No.2 gun left barrel wall thickness below recommended minimum, in their maker's lightweight leather "VC" case The maker confirms that the guns were built in 1931

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JOSEPH LANG & SON A PAIR OF 12-BORE SINGLE TRIGGER

Lot 191: JOSEPH LANG & SON A PAIR OF 12-BORE SINGLE TRIGGER

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Description: JOSEPH LANG & SON A PAIR OF 12-BORE SINGLE TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 13291/2 28-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, top extensions, the frames, locks and top levers with border engraving and retaining traces of original hardening colour, patent single triggers, 17 3/4-inch figured replacement stocks, 7lb. 1oz., nitro re-proof, in their individual cases

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HOLLAND & HOLLAND A PAIR OF 12-BORE ROYAL BREVIS

Lot 192: HOLLAND & HOLLAND A PAIR OF 12-BORE ROYAL BREVIS"

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Description: HOLLAND & HOLLAND A PAIR OF 12-BORE ROYAL BREVIS" MODEL SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS NOS. 32883/4 28-inch chopper-lump barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, No.1 gun with replacement barrels by the maker, about improved cylinder and 1/4 choke borings, the frames, hand detachable locks and gold numbered top levers with fine acanthus scroll engraving and retaining traces of original hardening colour, gold lined cocking indicators, rolled edge trigger guard, 15-inch well figured stock including leather covered cheek pads, No.1 stock head pegged and repaired, 6lb. 8oz., nitro proof, in their maker's brassbound oak and leather case The maker confirms that the guns were built in 1934 and that the replacement barrels were fitted to the No.1 gun in 1974.

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AYA A FINE PAIR OF 12-BORE NO.1 MODEL SINGLE

Lot 193: AYA A FINE PAIR OF 12-BORE NO.1 MODEL SINGLE

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Description: AYA A FINE PAIR OF 12-BORE NO.1 MODEL SINGLE TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 411-07/412-07 28-inch chopper-lump barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, the frames, hand detachable locks and gold numbered top levers with fine bouquet and scroll engraving and retaining all of their original hardening colour, gold lined cocking indicators, 14 3/4-inch well figured stocks, 6lb. 12oz., nitro proof, in their brassbound oak and leather case, with maker's certificates, etc The guns were completed in 2007 and been little used and retain all of their original finish.

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AYA A PAIR OF 12-BORE NO.1 MODEL SIDELOCK EJECTOR

Lot 194: AYA A PAIR OF 12-BORE NO.1 MODEL SIDELOCK EJECTOR

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Description: AYA A PAIR OF 12-BORE NO.1 MODEL SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 478979/80 26-inch chopper-lump barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke boring, the frames, hand detachable locks and gold numbered top levers with fine bouquet and scroll engraving and retaining virtually all of their original hardening colour, gold lined cocking indicators, articulated front triggers, rolled edge trigger guards, 14 3/4-inch well figured stocks, 6lb. 6oz., nitro proof, in their maker's brassbound leather case

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F. BEESLEY A MAGNIFICENT PRESENTATION QUALITY

Lot 195: F. BEESLEY A MAGNIFICENT PRESENTATION QUALITY

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Description: F. BEESLEY A MAGNIFICENT PRESENTATION QUALITY 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 2837 29-inch chopper-lump barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, Holland & Holland type self-opening mechanism, the frame, locks and top lever engraved with finely detailed prehistoric scenes within bold foliate scrollwork, the left lock engraved with a mammoth against a wooded landscape, the action base with a flying pterodactyl above a smoking volcano, the right lock engraved with a running deinonychus, gold lined cocking indicators, rolled edge trigger guard, 15 1/4-inch highly figured exhibition grade stock with Prince of Wales grip, full length semi beaver tail fore-end, 6lb. 14oz., nitro proof, in its ostrich-skin covered oak and leather presentation case containing a full complement of ivory-handled accessories, the engraved hallmarked silver case label continuing the prehistoric theme The gun was completed in 2006 and appears virtually unused. The gun is engraved by Bill Sinclair and its construction utilises the talent of many of the finest gunmakers working in the trade today.

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J. PURDEY & SONS A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK

Lot 196: J. PURDEY & SONS A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK

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Description: J. PURDEY & SONS A 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 16168 28-inch replacement chopper-lump barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, the original 30-inch damascus barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers about improved cylinder and 3/4 choke borings, the frame, locks and gold numbered top lever with fine bouquet and scroll engraving, 15-inch well figured replacement stock with pistol grip, 6lb. 12oz., nitro proof The maker confirms that the gun was built in 1898 with 30-inch damascus barrels. The gun was subsequently rebarrelled by the maker in 1980 and also re-stocked. The original barrels remain with the gun and it is unusual to find a gun as late as this with damascus barrels.

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BOSS & CO. A FINE 12-BORE ASSISTED-OPENING

Lot 197: BOSS & CO. A FINE 12-BORE ASSISTED-OPENING

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Description: BOSS & CO. A FINE 12-BORE ASSISTED-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 7662 29-inch chopper lump barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 3/4 choke borings, the frame, locks and top lever with fine bouquet and scroll engraving and retaining much original hardening colour, gold lined cocking indicators, rolled edge trigger guard, 15-inch highly figured replacement stock, 6lb. 8oz., nitro re-proof The maker confirms that the gun was built in 1928. The original 14 1/2-inch stock is included with the gun.

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J. PURDEY & SONS A FINE KELL-ENGRAVED 12-BORE

Lot 198: J. PURDEY & SONS A FINE KELL-ENGRAVED 12-BORE

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Description: J. PURDEY & SONS A FINE KELL-ENGRAVED 12-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 25527 28-inch chopper lump barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder borings, the frame, locks and gold numbered top lever with fine bouquet and scroll engraving, each lock plate engraved with a highly detailed scene of pheasants in flight against a treetop background, retaining much original hardening colour, lined cocking indicators, 15 1/2-inch highly figured stock with Prince of Wales grip and rubber recoil pad, 6lb. 13oz., nitro proof, in its maker's brassbound oak and leather case The maker confirms that the guns was built in 1938 with 30-inch barrels and that they subsequently shortened the barrels to 28-inches in 1968.

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HENRY ATKIN A 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO.

Lot 199: HENRY ATKIN A 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO.

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Description: HENRY ATKIN A 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 1284 28-inch replacement barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and full choke boring, the frame, locks and gold numbered top lever with scroll engraving, 14-inch well figured stock, 6lb. 4oz., nitro proof

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ARMY & NAVY A 12-BORE SIDLEOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO.

Lot 200: ARMY & NAVY A 12-BORE SIDLEOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO.

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Description: ARMY & NAVY A 12-BORE SIDLEOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 45592 28-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder and 3/4 choke borings, the frame, locks and top lever with bouquet and scroll engraving, 14 3/4-inch well figured stock, 6lb. 8oz., nitro re-proof, bores marked

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