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Lot 1367: Cogswell & Harrison 4 Bore Single Barrel Falling Block Shotgun

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Gargantuan Cogswell & Harrison 4 Bore Single Barrel Field Patent Falling Block Duck Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Gargantuan Cogswell & Harrison 4 Bore Single Barrel Field Patent Falling Block Duck Shotgun

Manufacturer: Cogswell & Harrison
Model: Falling Block
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 4 bore
Barrel: 36 inch
Finish: blue/casehardened/brass
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 487
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 311
Class: Antique
Description:

Built on a giant brass Field patent action which probably dates from the 1890s, with later blued two stage round barrel engraved “COGSWELL & HARRISON MAKERS LONDON.” and “4 BORE NITRO FOR 4” CARTRIDGES” towards the breech, and with large brass bead front sight. Action with casehardened sidelever and trigger, the left side of the action engraved “COGSWELL & HARRISON/FIELDS PATENT” and the underside of the action engraved “4 BORE NITRO/FOR/4" CARTRIDGES”. Bright breech block and hammer. Figured 14 1/2 inch semi-pistol grip stock with checkered grip and replacement forearm, and partially checkered blued steel heel plate. Birmingham nitro proof marks with date code for 1984. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good as professionally refurbished with the barrel retaining near 100% blued finish with clear engraved details and minor storage blemishes and scratches. The action shows some minor age related tarnishing and light surface marking, engraving clear. Stock with sharp checkering, a repair wedge on the pistol grip, and storage and handling marking and blemishes mostly confined to the butt.



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