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*CHARLES LANCASTER GRADE C BOXLOCK DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 13139. Cal. 450/400 3-1/4 Nitro express. 28″ Chopper lump bbls are fitted with matted quarter rib and matching front sight ramp. Quarter rib is fitted with one standing, two folding leaf express sight, and front ramp with silver bead. Tops of bbls are marked “FOR CORDITE” and with caliber, and engraved “Charles Lancaster”. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 60 grains of cordite, and 400 grain bullet. They are also engraved “Grade C”. Reinforced boxlock action features square shouldered dolls head and pivoting lock third fastener, bushed strikers, double triggers, and bolted automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold). Action is engraved with approx 70% coverage medium scroll and geometric borders. “C. LANCASTER” is in scrolled riband on each action reinforce. Trigger guard has scroll engraving on bow, and SN on tang which extends to engraved steel grip cap. Lightly figured, dense, European walnut full capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14″ over leather-faced, white line, brown, open-sided pad. Nicely cut flat top point pattern checkering with beaded borders is at grip. A sling eye and vacant silver oval are on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Anson release. Drop at heel: approx 2-3/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-9/16″. Weight: 10 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14″. CONDITION: Good. Bbls retain most of an old re-black, over some light pitting, engraving remains clear, rib matting slightly softened. Action is dark gray. Nicely shaped and fitted replacement buttstock is excellent, with some light handling marks, in its orig finish. Orig forend is refinished, checkering does not appear to have been re-cut. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny with strong rifling throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. It appears as if this rifle will shoot well, and should make a good companion for an African safari. 4-49375 MGM271 (8,000-12,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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