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*JOSEPH LANG SIDELOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 16369. (ca 1922) Cal. 16 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 27″ Dovetailed bbls are engraved “Joseph Lang & Son. 109 New Bond Street. London.” on narrow, low, concave, game rib. Gun is no. “1” of a pair with the numeral “1” engraved on rear of rib, top lever, and forend tip. Bbl flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1 oz of shot. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with “J.L & S”, as well as with SNs. Case hardened, sidelock action is stocked to the fences, and features automatic safety (SAFE silver inlaid), and double triggers. Action is engraved with light scroll borders, as well as some scroll flourishes around screw heads. “Joseph Lang & Son” is on each lockplate. Dense, slightly stump figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-7/8″ over checkered wood butt, and features drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a silver oval on toe line engraved “J. D. C”. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.664, right -.659. Bore restrictions: left -.010 (IC), right -.001 (Cyl). Wall thickness: left -.022, right -.026. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-7/8″. CONDITION: Excellent, as completely refurbished. Bbls retain nearly all of a very fine satin re-blue, engraving slightly softened. Action and lockplates retain essentially all of nicely colored re-hardening. Top lever, trigger guard, and forend iron retain essentially all of a correctly colored re-blue. Buttstock is a very well done, correctly styled, replacement. Orig forend has matching finish to buttstock, over some minor marks and dings. Bores are excellent, smooth, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are very slightly out of time. A fine, nicely balanced, small bore British gun. 4-48702 MGM88 (6,000-9,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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