British - Double Barrel
|Estimated Price: $900 - $1,400|
|G.E. Lewis & Sons Birmingham Side by Side Hammerless Shotgun with Matching Case|
|Serial #||Manufacturer||British||Model||Double Barrel|
|Barrel Length||30 Inch Solid Rib||Finish||Blue/casehardened||Grip|
|Stock||walnut||Class||Curio & Relic Long Gun||Rating||See Condition|
|Description||Single bead sight, 3 inch marked chambers, choked improved modified/extra full, and ejectors. The top of the right barrel is marked "G.E. LEWIS & SONS" and the ,left barrel is marked "32 & 33 LOWER LOVEDAY ST BIRMINGHAM". The barrel flats have crown proofs and marked "NITRO PROOF". The box lock action is scroll and border engraved with the "G.E. LEWIS & SONS" marked sides featuring ducks in a marsh scene. Double triggers and tang safety. The round knob pistol grip stock is checkered with an unmarked initial oval and serrated horn buttplate. Length of pull is 14 1/4 inches. Comes with a takedown case, cleaning rod, and three snap caps. The inside of the case lid has a G.E. Lewis paper label.
|Condition||Fine. The barrels retain 90% blue refinish with the balance a smooth gray patina with a few patches of minor pitting near the breech. The trigger guard has a smooth gray patina. The receiver retains 60% original case colors otherwise has faded to a smooth gray patina. The wood is fine with some minor handling marks and some minor bruises in the checkering. Case is about good.|
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