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*E. J. CHURCHILL REGAL GRADE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN WITH CASE. SN 23836. Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. One of 18 12 ga Regals (only 6 with 28″ bbls) offered at the Dallas A & F auction of remaining Churchill guns on 15 May 1981. This gun with 28″ bbls and fitted with classic Churchill rib, is engraved “Churchill (Gunmakers) Ltd” and “61 Pall Mall St. James’s London, England.” on tops of bbls. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-3/4″ chambers. Bottoms of bbls are engraved with SNs, and splinter with “A & F HOUSTON TEXAS”. Case hardened, scallop-backed, boxlock action features non-automatic safety (SAFE inlaid in gold) and double triggers. Action is engraved with well cut medium scroll and rose bouquet highlights at nearly full coverage and with “Churchill” in scroll terminated riband on each side. Top lever, floorplate, trigger plate, and trigger guard are blued and also scroll engraved. “The Regal” is on floorplate, and SN is on trigger guard tang. Fine, dense, fiddle figured and well streaked European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-5/8″ over thin, brown “Decelerator” pad, and features side panels with drop points, point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.727, right -.725. Bore restrictions: left -.013 (Mod), right -.004 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.025, right -.026. Drop at heel: 1-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz. LOP: 14-5/8″. Green canvas VC case with stitched leather corners is lined in green cloth with black leather gold embossed Churchill label on lid. Case contains 2-pc walnut and brass cleaning rod, a pair of 12 ga. snap caps, and the key. PROVENANCE: Certificate of Authentication dated 15 May 1981. CONDITION: Excellent, near new, with only the faintest of minor handling marks in all of its fine London finishes. Bores are excellent. Mechanically crisp. Case is excellent, cloth with some light soiling and with some rubs through from contact with gun. Accessories are fine. This fine gun was lot no. 34 at the Dallas auction, and realized $4400.00 at the sale in 1981. In Oct 1980 it had a list price of 3600 pounds. 4-48883 MGM142 (3,000-5,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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