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*20 GAUGE JOSEPH LANG BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH EXTRA BARRELS AND CASE. SN 20831. (1971) Cal 20 ga. 3″ Chambers. This fine special order gun by Atkin, Grant, and Lang, and retailed under the Joseph Lang marque, has two sets of 28″ dovetailed bbls with Churchill ribs, one with open chokes, the other heavily choked. Open choked bbls are denoted by a gold star inlaid at rear of rib. Tops of bbls are marked “Joseph Lang & Son.” and “7 Bury Street, St James’s, London, England.” Bbl flats are stamped with 1969 Birmingham nitro proofs for 3″ chambers. SNs are engraved on bottoms of left bbls. Case hardened boxlock action with arcaded scalloping on rear line, has nicely filed beads, and is fitted with non-automatic safety and double triggers. Action is engraved with well cut medium scroll at approx 70% coverage, with “Joseph Lang & Son” in arched riband on each side. Top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are blued, and are also scroll engraved. “Joseph Lang & Son” is on trigger plate, and SN is engraved in semi-relief at grip. Buttstock with smoky marbling and light figure measures 14-5/8″ over skeleton steel buttplate, and features drop points, well cut borderless point pattern checkering at grip, and a gold oval on toe line engraved “R E L”. Interesting, large, beavertail, ejector forend has Anson release with button accessed through hole in bottom. Heavy choke set: Bore diameter: left-.612, right -.614. Bore restrictions: left -.029 (Full), right -.021 (Mod). Wall thickness: left -.028, right -.030. Drop at heel: 2-5/16″, drop at comb: 1-7/16″. Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Open choke set (gold star): Bore diameter: left-.613, right -.613. Bore restrictions: left -.012 (Mod), right -.005 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.032, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-1/4″, drop at comb: 1-3/8″. Weight: 5 lbs. 13 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Brown leather case with brass corners and rectangular plate on top, has two spring lock closure, is lined in red felt, and has black leather gold embossed Churchill, Atkin, Grant, and Lang Limited label on lid. Case contains a 2-pc birch and brass cleaning rod with mop, brushes, and Turks head, as well as two round oil bottles marked “Bill McGuire Inc.” CONDITION: Excellent. Bbls retain approx 98% of their orig blue, with a few light marks and scratches. Action retains 85 – 90% orig case hardening color, with silvering on bottom, tips of fences and top tang. Blue of top lever is silvering at thumbpiece. Forend iron is beginning to brown. Floorplate and trigger guard retain nearly all of their orig fine blue. Stocks retain nearly all of their orig rubbed oil finish, slightly worn through on sharp edges, with a number of light scratches and marks. Checkering is beginning to darken. Bores are excellent. Action is tight. Ejectors are in time. Case leather is very fine, with a few scuffs and marks. Straps and handle are fine. Interior felt has large area of oil staining corresponding to oil bottles, with a few marks and rubs. Accessories are fine. A well balanced, light weight, all purpose gun. 4-49015 MGM157 (5,000-8,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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