Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 387: Engraved John Wilkes Double Barrel Toplever Hammer Shotgun

Auction Date: October 6, 2021

Rare Engraved John Wilkes, London .410 Double Barrel Toplever Hammer Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,750

Rare Engraved John Wilkes, London .410 Double Barrel Toplever Hammer Shotgun

Manufacturer: Wilkes John
Model: Double Barrel
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 410
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blued/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Rating:

OC - FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish, sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

Description:

Manufactured c. 1911 with blued steel barrels with concave rib signed “JOHN WILKES. 1 LOWER JAMES ST. GOLDEN SQUARE. LONDON. W.” Casehardened action with blued toplever, casehardened rebounding back action locks each signed “JOHN WILKES”, and blued trigger guard. Border and scroll engraving throughout. Figured 14 1/2" straight hand stock including 3/4" checkered wood extension and checkered grip and forearm. Birmingham nitro proof and reproof marks, 2 1/2" chambers. Weight 4 lbs. 6 oz. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

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