Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 242: Engraved Thomas Boss 12 Bore Pinfire Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: June 22, 2022

Engraved Thomas Boss 12 Bore Pinfire Double Barrel Rotary Underlever Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $700 - $1,000

Engraved Thomas Boss 12 Bore Pinfire Double Barrel Rotary Underlever Shotgun

Manufacturer: Boss
Model: SxS
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 30 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/blue/bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 334
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 have kindly confirmed that this gun was ordered on November 22, 1851, and completed on July 22, 1852, as a double percussion shotgun for an A.R. George Esq. The gun has subsequently been converted to breechloading. With browned Damascus barrels signed “THOMAS BOSS 73 ST. JAMES’S STREET. LONDON” on the rib. Scroll engraved action and locks, the latter each signed “THOMAS BOSS”. Well-figured 14" walnut stock with checkered grip and forearm. London black powder proof marks. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

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