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*BOSS BEST SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 7215. (ca 1925) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29″ Chopper lump bbls are engraved “Boss & Co. 13, Dover Street, Piccadilly, London England.” on narrow, concave game rib. Gun is one of a pair and has “1” inlaid in gold in the usual places. Tops of bbls are engraved “Sir Joseph Whitworths” “Pressed Fluid Steel”. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1-1/8 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with SN and “sheaf of wheat” logos. Case hardened sidelock action is stocked to the fences and features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), raised rib tumbler end cocking indicators, and double triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with exceptionally well cut, very small, shaded scroll with 20 rose bouquet highlights, most likely done by noted engraver Jack Sumner. “Boss & Co” is in scrolled terminated riband on each side of action. Single beaded trigger guard is also scroll engraved and has SN on long tang. Stock is a quality replacement, as records indicate gun was originally made as a pair of guns w/ crossover style stocks for a left-eyed shooter. Mounted in dark marbled and nicely figured Circassian walnut w/ straight grip. Measures 14-7/8″ over dark brown leather covered pad, and features drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter forend with Anson release is fitted with Boss’ patent ejectors known for extracting cartridges well clear of bbls. Bore diameter: left -.730, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.010, right -.006. Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz, LOP 14-7/8″. New brown leather case with stitched leather trim, is lined in burgundy cloth, and contains a pair of Pachmayr snap caps. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 90% of an old satin re-blacking, engraving on tops of bbls picked up. Action retains some orig case hardening color, vivid under fences. Locks retain some color and are dark at tails from annealing and bear some tiny marks from straightening. Top lever retains most of what appears to be its orig blue, with silvering at thumbpiece. Trigger guard has been straightened and re-blued and retains nearly all of that blue. Stocks retain most of an old hand rubbed oil finish, sharp edges slightly softened, checkering freshened. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Ejectors are perfectly timed. Case is excellent. Interior cloth has some rubs and soiling, some blocking is missing. Converted from a crossover stock, the gun remains an excellent shooter and a compelling value. 4-46994 MGM220 (14,000-18,000)

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