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c1880 English ‘Edward Adkins’ 12 Bore Side-by-Side Underlever Hammer Gun. D 1510. - D 1510
The rifle has twin 29.75" Damascus barrels with 2.75" chambers which are mounted with a smooth concave rib bearing. The lock plates are engraved with the maker's name within tight foliate scrolling borders and mounted on a checkered walnut stock which is inlaid with a white metal shield shaped plaque. A much respected gun maker Edward Adkins ran his business at 194 High St, Lewes Sussex 1861-1870 also at 60 Pyle St, Newport Isle of White 1870-c1878. There is a minor loss to the right hand side at the back where it attaches to the gun. There is a minor split to the front end of the woodwork on the stock which goes through to the action and there is a further section missing above the right hand lock plate. The left hand side of the fore end also has a small section missing. The checkering has a nice aged patina and the rest of the walnut stock has minor use related marks. The action, lock plates and trigger guard are delicately engraved. The gun is deactivated to UK / EU specification the weapon’s top lever break action opens the breech and its safety catch slides. The price includes UK /EU deactivation certificate & UK delivery. D 1510.
£345.00

SOLD SOLD (29/04) C1890 English, W.W. (William Wellington) Greener, 12 Bore, Double Barrel, Top Lever Break Action Breech Loading Hammer Shotgun. D 1508 - D 1508
The famous W.W. (William Wellington) Greener English sporting shotgun and rifle manufacturer was established in 1829 and is still in business, with a fifth generation Greener serving on its board of directors. He produced weapons under the names W. Greener & W.W. Greener. In the mid 1800’s Greener was producing firearms at the St Mary’s Works Birmingham and had Royal appointments with the British Monarchy. This is a 12 Bore double barrel shotgun by W.W. Greener. It has lovely all original Walnut furniture with finely chequered wrist and fore stock. The underside of the stock has a void white metal disc. The shotgun with double 30”, 12 Bore steel barrels, has double hammers & triggers. It measures 47 ½” overall. The top barrel rib is signed by the maker (illustrated in image 1). The action plates are signed by the maker and have foliate engraved decoration (illustrated in image 2).. The action & trigger guard with extended tang have best quality engraved decoration. The trigger guard tang is numbered ‘36431’. It has a small brass bead fore sight. Deactivated to UK/EU specification in 2021 the shotgun breaks open and its hammers move. The price includes UK/EU deactivation certificate & UK delivery. D 1508
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (01/05) Early 20th Century, Armstrong and Company Newcastle on Tyne 12 Bore Double Barrel Side By Side Hammer Sporting Shotgun. **UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** - 18330
George Armstrong & Co of Newcastle on Tyne is shown as trading at 10 Neville Street , Newcastle on Tyne from circa 1880 to c1890. Between 1890 and 1894 they moved to 5 Collingwood Street where they remained until sometime after 1897. In 1901 they are recorded as being at 115 & 117 Northumberland St. From c1905 to c1917 they were at 115 Northumberland St only. No further details are recorded after 1917. This is a double barrel hammer sporting shotgun by George Armstrong & Co made sometime in the early 20th Century. It has 30” blued steel barrels. The barrels, set side by side have a central top barrel rib which is engraved George Armstrong & Co. Newcastle-on-Tyne and has a bead foresight. The gun has its original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use and double triggers. The wrist & fore stock have chequered panels. The action is signed by the maker ‘C BOSWELL’ on the left & right sides. The action, lockplates and trigger guard are delicately engraved. The gun is deactivated to UK / EU specification the weapon’s top lever break action opens the breech and its safety catch slides. The price includes UK /EU deactivation certificate & UK delivery. Sn 18330
£0.00

Early 20th Century, Charles Boswell 12 Bore Double Barrel Side By Side Hammerless Box Lock Breech Loading Top Lever Break Action Sporting Shotgun. **UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** - 18658
Charles Boswell is a famous London gun maker and commenced trading under his own name c1872 in Chapel Place, Edmonton, London. In 1883, he moved to The Strand in the West End of London and produced his own guns and in 1907, Charles Boswell was elected as the Chairman of the Gunmakers Association, the forerunner of the present Gun Trade Association. Charles continued making guns until 1914 when his son, George took over the business due to Charles failing health. Charles specialised in live pigeon guns and with the First World War and the prohibition of live pigeon shooting, production tailed off. Charles died in 1924. This is a double barrel hammerless sporting shotgun by Charles Boswell made sometime in the early 20th Century. It has 26” blued steel barrels. The barrels, set side by side have a central top barrel rib which is engraved CHARLES BOSWELL MAKER 126 STRAND, LONDON and bead foresight. The gun has its original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use and double triggers. The wrist & fore stock have chequered panels. The action is signed by the maker ‘C BOSWELL’ on the left & right sides. The action and trigger guard are delicately engraved. The gun is deactivated to UK / EU specification the weapon’s top lever break action opens the breech and its safety catch slides. The price includes UK /EU deactivation certificate & UK delivery. Sn 18658
£295.00

1960's Italian Beretta Silver Pigeon Grade, 12 Gauge Pump Action Shotgun. D 1486 - D 1486
Beretta made the Pigeon series of pump action shotguns in the 1960's. The Silver Pigeon, Gold Pigeon and Ruby Pigeon were the same gun with minor cosmetic differences in engraving and wood grain. This is a great example of the Beretta Silver Pigeon Grade, 12 gauge Pump Action Shotgun. It has a 25 ¾” barrel ( 45 ½” overall). It is crisply stamped with the Beretta manufacturers, model and calibre detail on the left & right side plates together with serial number '017208' and Berretta logo. The barrel has un-matching number. Both sides have attractive decorative engraving on the outer edges of the side plates. The underside of the slide is inlaid with the silver pigeon roundel. The barrel is stamped with the 'P.Beretta' name. It is fitted with a rubber recoil pad and front bead sight. Its wood work and metal work are in excellent undamaged condition. Deactivated to UK specification in 2012 the gun cocks and dry fires. The price includes deactivation certificate and UK delivery**This Firearm is deactivated to one of the pre- 2nd May 2017, UK specifications. We can arrange for this firearm to be brought up to the latest UK/EU specification (customers can purchase on our lay-away scheme. The weapon will then be brought up to the EU specification and the relevant certificate obtained prior to the transfer of ownership and delivery)** D 1486
£395.00

C1880’s Victorian English Form 12 Bore Double Barrelled Breech Loading Under Lever Break Action Hammer Sporting Shotgun. D 1524 - D 1524
**This Firearm is deactivated to one of the pre- 2nd May 2017, UK specifications. We can arrange for this firearm to be brought up to the latest UK/EU specification (customers can purchase on our lay-away scheme. The weapon will then be brought up to the EU specification and the relevant certificate obtained prior to the transfer of ownership and delivery)**This is a double barrel percussion sporting shotgun in English form made sometime in the 1880’s. There are no visible external manufacturer marks on this gun. It has 30” brown wash steel barrels and measures 45 ¾” overall. The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib with a brass bead fore sight. It has its original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use, double triggers and hammers. Its action plates have game birds in the field scenes. The underside of the stock is inlaid with a void brass oval disc. The weapon’s under lever break action works as it should. Deactivated to UK specification in 1999 the shotgun cocks & dry fires. The price includes deactivation certificate & UK delivery. D 1524
£345.00

Early 20th Century, McCarthy Buck & Co London 12 Bore Double Damascus Barrel Side By Side Hammerless Box Lock Breech Loading Top Lever Break Action Sporting Shotgun **UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** D 1469 - D 1469
McCarthy Buck & Co, traded from 40 St Andrew’s Hill, London EC, 1899-1900 and may still have been in business up to 1914. This is a double barrel hammerless sporting shotgun by McCarthy, Buck & Co made sometime in the early 20th Century. It has 30” Damascus steel barrels. The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib and bead foresight. The rib is signed ‘McCarthy Buck & Co London’. It has its original walnut stock which has just the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use and double triggers. The wrist & fore stock have chequered panels and the underside of the stock has an inlaid German Silver escutcheon. The action is signed by the maker ‘Chas Osborne & Co’ on the left & right sides. The shotgun is number 8648. Deactivated to UK / EU specification the weapon’s top lever break action opens the breech and its safety catch slides. The price includes UK /EU deactivation certificate & UK delivery. D 1469
£295.00

Early 20th Century, Charles Osborne & Co London 12 Bore Double Barrel Side By Side Hammerless Box Lock Breech Loading Top Lever Break Action Sporting Shotgun. **UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED** D 1468 - D 1468
Charles Osborne commenced trading under his own name C1845 in Lichfield Street, Birmingham but by 1855 he was in Whittall Street, Birmingham where he maintained premises right up until 1928 when the business was acquired by Skimin & Wood, a highly respected gunmaker to the trade. Osborne first opened for business in London in 1881 in the vicinity of Houses of Parliament in 1885 where he stayed until the business left London in 1928. Charles Osborne became a Limited company in 1896. This is a double barrel hammerless sporting shotgun by Charles Osborne made sometime in the early 20th Century. It has 30” blued steel barrels. The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib and bead foresight. The rib is signed ‘Chas Osborne & Co London’. It has its original walnut stock which has just the knocks, bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use and double triggers. The wrist & fore stock have chequered panels and the underside of the stock has an inlaid German Silver escutcheon. The action is signed by the maker ‘Chas Osborne & Co’ on the left & right sides. The shotgun is number 74841. Deactivated to UK / EU specification the weapon’s top lever break action opens the breech and its safety catch slides. The price includes UK /EU deactivation certificate & UK delivery. D 1468
£295.00

C1897-1901 Henry Esau Akrill Beverley (Yorkshire) 12 Bore Double Barrel Side By Side Hammerless Box Lock Breech Loading Top Lever Break Action Sporting Shotgun Action Signed ‘R. Robinson’. **UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**D 1458 - D 1458
The Akrill family of gunsmiths were first recorded in Beverley Yorkshire in 1833. Henry Esau Akrill is recorded at Holderness Gun Stores C1897- 1901. Akrills were recorded at 18 Market place from 1905 -2000 when the business closed down (see page 155 of ‘British Gunmakers Volume 2’ by Brown). This is a double barrel hammerless sporting shotgun by Henry Esau Akrill . It has 26” steel barrels. The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib and bead foresight. The rib is signed ‘Henry Esau Akrill Beverley’. It has its original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. It has a rubber butt plate and the underside of the stock is inlaid with a void white metal disc. The wrist & fore stock have chequered panels. It has double triggers. The action is signed by ‘R. Robinson’ (possibly a retailer or lock maker) on the left & right sides within foliate engraved decoration. Deactivated to UK / EU specification the weapon’s top lever break action opens the breech and its safety catch slides. The price includes UK /EU deactivation certificate & UK delivery. D 1458
£295.00

Early 20th Century, Horatio Jones Wrexham North Wales 12 Bore Double Barrel Side By Side Hammerless Box Lock Breech Loading Top Lever Break Action Sporting Shotgun. **UK/EU DEACTIVATION CERTIFICATED**Sn 17745 - 17745
Horatio Jones was a Wrexham North Wales based Gunsmith. C1890 Jones was recorded at the 54 Chester Street. Between C1897 and 1900 he moved to 25 High Street Wrexham where he was recorded until about 1922. This is a double barrel hammerless sporting shotgun by Horationo Jones made sometime in the early 20th Century. It has 30 ¼” blued steel barrels. The barrels, set side by side have a central flat top barrel rib and bead foresight. The rib is signed ‘Horatio Jones 25 High Street Wrexham’. It has its original walnut stock which has just the bumps and bruises to be expected with age and use. It has a ribbed horn butt and the underside of the stock is inlaid with a void oval German Silver disc. The wrist & fore stock have chequered panels. It has double triggers. The action is signed by the maker ‘Horatio Jones’ on the left & right sides. Deactivated to UK / EU specification the weapon’s top lever break action opens the breech and its safety catch slides. The price includes UK /EU deactivation certificate & UK delivery. Sn 17745
£345.00
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