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SN 1468. (1990) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27″ Chopper lump bbls are gold inlaid “Asprey” and engraved “New Bond Street. London.” on slightly swamped narrow game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with 1990 London proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. SN is on bottoms of bbls. Scaled down case hardened pinless sidelock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold line tumbler end cocking indicators, and dbl triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with varying sized open shaded scroll with acanthus highlights, within geometric borders. “Asprey” is gold inlaid at front portion of each lockplate, and fences are carved with matching motif in semi-relief. Double beaded trigger guard is engraved with more scroll and gold inlaid with SN on short tang. Nicely streaked and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 15-3/4″ over brown leather covered pad, and features classic drop points, point pattern checkering, and gold oval. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left -.613, right – .612. Bore restrictions: left – .009 (IC), right – .006 (IC). Wall thickness: left – .037, right – .035. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Cast: approx 3/8″ off. Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 15-3/4″. Orig makers leather case with stitched leather corners by Parsons, is embossed “T. E. C.” on top. Case is lined in burgundy cloth with gold embossed burgundy Asprey label in lid, and contains a key. CONDITION: Excellent, with evidence of moderate field use. Bbls retain over 90% orig blue, thinning on sides from normal hand wear, and with a number of light scratches and rubs. Action retains approx 90% orig case hardening color, silvering on beads, and around bottom, from normal hand wear. Lockplates retain nearly all of their orig color. Top lever is silvered at thumbpiece. Trigger guard is slightly silvered on bow, considerably so at grip. Stocks have a few light marks and scratches in their orig finish, one or two a bit deeper, especially a fairly heavy knock about 1/8″ x 1/4″ at left bottom rear forend. Checkering is lightly worn. Pad appears new. Bores are excellent. Action has a hint of looseness. Bbls are slightly off face. Ejectors are strong and in time. There are a few very light marks in case leather. Straps and handle are excellent. Interior is excellent. A high quality London small bore, produced by some of the best outworkers to the London trade; production was fairly limited. 50730-10 MGM81 (25,000-35,000) – Lot 3279

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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