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Lot 4336: Pair Boss & Co. Rotary Underlever Shotguns

Auction Date: October 8, 2021

Engraved Pair Boss & Co. 14 Bore Pinfire Double Barrel Rotary Underlever Shotguns Made for Lord Royston

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $6,000

A) Boss & Co. Pinfire Shotgun

Manufacturer: Boss
Model: SxS
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 14
Barrel: 27 3/4 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2984
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

The makers previously confirmed that this pair was completed in 1850 as double percussion shotguns for Augustus Pechell, Lord Royston and was subsequently converted to pinfire by them. With browned damascus barrels signed “BOSS & Co. 73 St. JAMES’S STREET. LONDON” on the ribs. Scroll engraved action and locks, the latter each signed “BOSS & CO.” Well-figured 13 5/8" walnut stocks with checkered grip and forearm. Numbered “1” and "2" repsectively. London black powder proof marks.

B) Boss & Co. Pinfire Shotgun

Manufacturer: Boss
Model: SxS
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 14
Barrel: 27 5/8 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2984
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

See “A”. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

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