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1262A
$6,037.50

*JOHN ROBERTSON (BOSS) 20 GAUGE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GAME GUN. SN 8336. (ca 1935) Cal. 20 ga. 2-3/4″ Chambers. One of the excellent boxlock guns supplied by John Harper of Birmingham, and retailed by Boss under the Robertson name, and SNed amid other Boss guns. This gun has 28″ dovetailed bbls with narrow, concave rib which is engraved “Made in England” and “John Robertson. 41. Albemarle Street. London. W.” Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 2-1/2″ chambers, bottoms of bbls engraved with SNs. Small boxlock action with nicely filed beads around fences, features automatic safety (SAFE silver inlaid), double triggers, and automatic ejectors. Action is engraved with approx 60% coverage well cut medium scroll. “John Robertson” is in scroll terminated ribands on each side. Blued top lever, floorplate, and trigger guard are also scroll engraved. SN is at grip. Very nicely flame figured European walnut straight grip buttstock with flat top point pattern checkering, measures 14-1/4″ over 1/2″ lengthening piece with checkered wood butt. A silver oval on toe line is engraved “H. S. M Jr” (Henry S. Morgan Jr., great grandson of J. P. Morgan, banker and philanthropist). Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Bore diameter: left-.612, right -.612. Bore restrictions: left -.007 (IC), right -.003 (IC). Wall thickness: left -.033, right -.031. Drop at heel: 2-1/8″, drop at comb: 1-1/2″. Weight: 5 lbs. 9 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. PROVENANCE: From the family of banker and philanthropist, J. P. Morgan, Jr. with letter explaining the order of family ownership. Gun was ordered by his grandson, Henry S. Morgan for his son, Henry S. Morgan, Jr. in 1935. Included are photocopies of all correspondence between Henry S. Morgan and Boss regarding this gun. Henry S. Morgan Jr. Estate Collection. CONDITION: Excellent, as found. Bbls retain approx 90% orig blue, with some slight frosting, silvered at normal carry point and at breech end of bbls. Action retains approx 70% orig case hardening color with loss due to normal hand wear. Top lever, floorplate and trigger guard retain a considerable amount of their orig blue. Stocks retain over 90% of their orig hand rubbed oil finish, grain open, and rather dry. Checkering is slightly worn and soiled. As this gun was made for Henry S. Morgan, Jr. when he was about 12 years old, a lengthening piece was added later, but workmanship was not of the highest order. Bores are excellent, bright and shiny throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Ejectors are very slightly out of time. 4-49129 MGM179 (3,000-5,000)


Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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