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W & C SCOTT BACK ACTION HAMMERLESS GAME GUN. SN 28364. (1881) Cal. 12 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. 29-5/8″ Damascus bbls are engraved with Scott’s Castle Street London address on concave game rib with doll’s head extension. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Birmingham black powder proofs, “NOT FOR BALL”, and with “12 B 14 M” (chokes). Interesting action incorporates most of Scott’s innovative improvements, including sliding cocking rods, crystal indicators,and Scott spindle. Action is engraved with a very fine panoply of waterbirds amidst reeds in “Excellentia” grade style (Unmarked); Six herons are on bottom of action, geese and ducks on left lock and action side, with more ducks and herons on right. Top of action has two flying snipe. Top lever is engraved “W & C Scott and Son Patent”. Left side of action is engraved “W & C Scott and Son PATENT BLOCK SAFETY” and “Hammerless”. Trigger guard bow has another finely engraved standing heron, tang extends to grip cap, with castle logo and SN. Nicely figured and lightly marbled European walnut full horn capped pistol grip buttstock measures 13-3/4″ over unusual reed engraved skeleton steel buttplate. Point pattern checkering is at grip. There is a vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter forend has Scott’s unique pull down lever release. Bore diameter: left-.727, right -.730. Bore restrictions: left -.010 (IC), right -.000 (Cyl). Wall thickness: left -.039, right -.032. Drop at heel: 2-3/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. LOP: 13-3/4″. CONDITION: Excellent, as refinished. Bbls retain nearly all of a good looking re-brown, with very fine definition to pattern. Action and lockplates re-color hardened, and retain nearly all of that color, which is a bit dark. Stocks retain most of what appears to be their orig oil finish, maintained over the years with rubbed in oil over numerous heavy and light dents and scratches, checkering re-cut. Bores are fine, shiny, but lightly frosted. Action is tight. Left hammer appears to be a replacement. 4-48881 MGM176 (1,500-2,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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