Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 288: Engraved Edward M. Reilly & Co 8 Bore Hammer Shotgun

Auction Date: September 11, 2020

Engraved Edward M. Reilly & Co 8 Bore Under Lever Hammer Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Engraved Edward M. Reilly & Co 8 Bore Under Lever Hammer Shotgun

Manufacturer: Reilly & Co Edward M
Model: Side by Side
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 8 Bore
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 836
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 254
Class: Antique

Blue steel dovetail lump barrels with a single bead sight on the smooth rib marked "E.M. REILLY & Co. 295 OXFORD St. LONDON", doll's head rib extension, single extractor, and mixed London and Birmingham proofs on the flats. Heavyweight, casehardened action and locks with sculpted fences and hammers. London and Birmingham proofs on the water table, and knurled under lever. The lock plates and action feature flourishes of light scroll engraving with maker's marks on each lock. Checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with lightly engraved fittings, Anson latch gold initial oval engraved with the bust of a roaring lion, and solid recoil pad.

Rating Definition:

Good with 85% refinished blue over visible pitting and dings on the barrels, legible rib markings, and patches of spotting and edge wear. The action and locks have an overall mottled gray/brown patina with areas of darker spotting/oxidation, and some light pitting. The wood is also good with small dings overall, moderately worn checkering, and heavily deteriorated pad. Mechanically excellent.

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