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Lot 3457: Hatfield 20 Gauge Hand Detachable Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Factory Engraved Hatfield 20 Gauge London III Hand Detachable Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Factory Engraved Hatfield 20 Gauge London III Hand Detachable Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Hatfield Gun Company
Model: Sidelock
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 613
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 249
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Blued steel barrels with single brass bead front sight on the matted, solid rib, single band of engraving around either breech, 3 inch chambers, and added interchangeable choke system (improved cylinder/modified installed). The casehardened, hand detachable sidelock action features light scroll engraving, "HATFIELD" in banners on either lock, "London III" in a banner on the bottom, single nitre blue trigger, and tang mounted manual safety switch. Highly figured, multi-point checkered walnut forend with Deeley latch release and engraved fittings and round knob pistol grip stock with tear drop carved flats and checkered bare butt. Includes a canvas bound takedown case with two snap caps and four extra choke tubes (cylinder, modified, full, and skeet). Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 5/16 inch drop at heel; 15 1/2 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 11 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue and casehardened finishes, limited handling evidence, and sharp checkering on the forend and stock. The case is very fine. Mechanically excellent.



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