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MACNAUGHTON “THE EDINBURGH” 28 BORE ROUND ACTION LIGHT GAME GUN. SN 1620. (1897) Cal. 28 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 24″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “2” and “J Macnaughton Edinburgh” on raised, concave game rib. Bbl flats are stamped with London BP proofs and later Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Unique Macnaughton trigger plate, top lever cocking action features crystal window cocking indicators with hammers visible through hole in long top lever, toggle safety, and double triggers. Action is engraved with about 30% coverage small scroll. “Macnaughton” and “Edinburgh” are around and over the top of fences behind breeches of bbls. Water table is stamped with SN, “Macnaughton” and “The Edinburgh” along with patent use number “208”. Lightly figured and well marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-3/8″ over orig checkered horn buttplate. Fairly coarse point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip, and a round silver crest plate is on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has pivoting lever release. Iron is marked “Patent” and number “63”. It is unknown whether this refers to the unusual ejector or the forend latch system, further study required. Bore diameter: left-.564, right -.569. Bore restrictions: left -.023 (Full), right -.025 (Full). Wall thickness: left -.035, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-11/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 1 oz. LOP: 14-3/8″. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 95% of an old re-black. Action retains traces of its orig color, is mostly pewter gray. Stocks retain nearly all of an old oil refinish with a few minor marks, checkering re-cut. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are out of time, left ejector occasionally “live”. A good example of this scarce, Scottish classic. 4-48694 MGM64 (8,000-12,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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