Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3417: E.M. Reilly & Co. Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: May 5, 2019

Engraved E.M. Reilly & Co. Double Barrel Rotary Underlever Hammer Wildfowling 8 Bore Side by Side Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Engraved E.M. Reilly & Co. Double Barrel Rotary Underlever Hammer Wildfowling 8 Bore Side by Side Shotgun

Manufacturer: Reilly & Co Edward M
Model: Side by Side
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 8 Bore
Barrel: 36 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1236
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 185
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured circa 1885. With browned Damascus twist sighted barrels signed "E.M. REILLY & CO. OXFORD STREET, LONDON & RUE SCRIBE, PARIS" on the rib with a single bead sight, flourishes of light scroll engraving at the breech, and a single large extractor. Casehardened border and scroll engraved action with carved fences and side locks each signed "E.M. REILLY & CO.". Engraved underlever with loop tip and engraved blue trigger guard, dual triggers with articulated front trigger. Nicely figured checkered pistol grip stock with horn grips cap, blank initial oval, solid rubber recoil pad, and checkered forearm with engraved fittings, horn tip insert, and single wedge fastener. Length of pull is 14 3/4 inches. With London black powder proof marks.

Rating Definition:

Fine as partially refinished. The rebrowned barrels have 90% of the finish with some minor loss of definition to the rib signature and exterior surface scratches. The receiver has 30% original faded case colors with the balance a dark gray patina, and the locks each have approximately 70% original case colors. The trigger guard has been reblued. The refinished stock has a repaired break on the right, over the lock small dings throughout, well defined checkering, and a hairline crack behind the left lock. Mechanically very good.



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