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SN 20830. Cal. 20 Bore. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 26″ Barrels. Tight choke bbls with gold inlaid star at breech end, as well as, open choke bbls are engraved “Joseph Lang & Son.” and “7, Bury Street, St. James’s, London. England.” on tops. Concave game ribs have scroll engraving at breech ends. Bottoms of bbls are engraved with SN. Bbl flats have London nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Case hardened scalloped back boxlock action has 70% coverage English scroll with “Joseph Lang & Son” in arched ribands on either side. Action features double triggers, and automatic safety with “SAFE” inlaid in gold. Blued floorplate and trigger guard have scroll engraving. “Joseph Lang & Son” is on floorplate, and SN is at grip of trigger guard. Lightly marbled European walnut semi-pistol grip buttstock measures 15-1/4″ over checkered wood butt. There is a silver oval on toe line with initials “F.M.W.” Stock features nicely shaped drop points and 20 LPI point pattern flat top checkering with mullered borders. Matching splinter forend has Anson release, and SN on iron. Gold Star (Tight choke) bbls: Bore diameter: left -.614, right -.614. Bore restrictions: left -.030 (FULL), right -.024 (mod). Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.031. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 10 oz, LOP 15-1/4″. Open choke bbls: Bore diameter: left -.613, right -.613. Bore restrictions: left -.016 (mod), right -.006 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.030. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 9 oz, LOP 15-1/4″. Origl makers leather VC case with stitched leather corners and sliding button latch is lined in maroon cloth with gold embossed dark green leather Atkin, Grant, and Lang label. Accessories include 2-pc rosewood and brass cleaning rod, brushes, and a pair of snap caps. PROVENANCE: Correspondence from Atkin Grant and Lang for various dates 1969 – 1970, detailing ordering and delivery of this gun.. CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain nearly all of their orig blue, thinning a bit above forend, and silvering at muzzles. Action retains 50-60% of orig case color, silvered on fences and at bottom. Floorplate and trigger guard have silvered to about 30% blue. Top lever is silvered at thumbpiece. Stocks retain nearly all their orig finish with a few marks and dings from handling and use, one or two fairly deep on left cheek of stock. Action is tight and on face with both sets of bbls. Ejectors are in time. Bores are excellent with no visible imperfections. Case leather has a number of marks and scuffs, but is generally fine. Straps and handle are excellent. Interior cloth is excellent with a few marks from contact with gun. Label is excellent. All partitions are tight. 50618-1 (4,500-6,500) C&R – Lot 3297

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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