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Auction Date: April 20, 2012

Lot 3652: British - Double Barrel

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G.E. Lewis & Sons Birmingham Side by Side Hammerless Shotgun with Matching Case
Estimated Price: $900 - $1,400
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Serial #British - Double Barrel ManufacturerBritish ModelDouble Barrel
TypeShotgun Gauge12 Catalog Page302
Barrel30 Inch Solid Rib FinishBlue/casehardened Grip
Stockwalnut ClassCurio & Relic Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionSingle 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.

ConditionFine. 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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