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*VERY FINE J. & L. WILKINS 22 RIM-FIRE DOUBLE RIFLE WITH EXTRA .410 BARRELS AND CASE. SN 13372. (1989 and 1987) Cal. 22 LR and .410. 25-1/2″ Chopper lump double rifle bbls fitted with quarter rib and matching ramp front sight base are engraved “J & L Wilkins & Co. Birmingham England.” on top of quarter rib, which is fitted with one standing, two folding gold line leaf express sight. Standing leaf is marked for 40 yards. Gold bead front sight is longitudinally dovetailed into ramp base. Bbl flats are stamped with 1989 Birmingham nitro proofs. SNs are on bottom of bbls. 26″ Dovetailed .410 bbls are marked with makers name and address on narrow, concave game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with 1987 Birmingham re-proofs for 3″ chambers. Tiny case hardened boxlock action features automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold), gold washed internals, and double triggers. Action is engraved with very well cut medium scroll framing vignettes of antlered game; a standing roebuck and doe on left, and a recumbent roebuck with standing doe on right. “J & L Wilkins” is in arched riband toward rear of each side of action. Scroll engraved top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are blued. Fine European walnut straight grip stock with smoky marbling, measures 14-1/2″ over checkered wood butt, and features side panels, flat top point pattern checkering, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Shared matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Rifle Bbls: Drop at heel: approx 3″, drop at comb: approx 1-7/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. .410 Bbls: Bore diameter at muzzles: left-.392, right -.402. Wall thickness: left -.023, right -.021. Drop at heel: 2-3/4″, drop at comb: 1-5/8″. Weight: 4 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Brady leather case with stitched leather corners has central brass medallion on lid. Case is lined in burgundy cloth, and has space for action and both sets of bbls. Case contains outer security straps and two keys. CONDITION: Excellent, near new. Metal parts retain essentially all of their highest quality finishes. Appears nearly unfired. Stocks have only a few very minor marks and nicks in their rubbed oil finish. Bores are excellent. Action is tight with both sets of bbls. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is excellent with one or two minor scuffs. Interior cloth is excellent with compressions from sights of rifle bbl. A really neat petite combination treat. 4-48991 MGM190 (45,000-65,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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