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Auction Date: December 8, 2013

Lot 1732: Fraser - SxS

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Daniel Fraser & Company Double Barrel Boxlock Big Bore Rifle in 577 Express with Case and Accessories
Estimated Price: $15,000 - $25,000
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Serial #Fraser - SxS ManufacturerFraser ModelSxS
TypeRifle Gauge577 Catalog Page275
Barrel28 Inch Solid Rib FinishBlue/casehardened Grip
Stockwalnut ClassCurio & Relic Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionProduced between 1889, when Daniel and John Fraser dissolved their partnership and established separate firms, and the 1930s. Blade front sight with pop-up high visibility bead and two leaf rear sight with silver and red enamel accents, with the rib marked "DANl FRASER & CO./GUN & RIFLE MANUFACTURERS/4 LEITH St TERRACE EDINBURGH" and light engraving on the rib and breeches. The box lock action is tightly scroll and floral engraved, with the serial number on the triggerguard, gold and black enamel "SAFE" indicator, and the Fraser Patent marking on the break lever. Checkered pistol grip stock, with engraved forearm hardware, horn grip cap, a golden inscription oval engraved with a raised, armored arm carrying a dagger over an "OIC" monogram, and a solid recoil pad. With a leather case, containing 8 primed brass cases, 15 cast conical bullets, a brass single chamber (ball) mold, a cased set of three screwdrivers and a two-piece ramrod. Length of pull is 14 3/8 inches, drop at the comb is 1 7/8 inches, drop at the heel is 2 3/4 inches, and cast on is 3/16 inch.

ConditionVery good as period refinished, showing 95% of the blue, with some pitting visible beneath the surface and scattered handling marks. The frame shows a mixed gray patina, with sharp engraving and a few hints of case coloring. Stock is fair as repaired, with a round horn filler installed on the underside of the buttstock, the rear sling eye detached (but included) and scattered handling marks. Mechanically very good.
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