Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1443: J.P Clabrough & Bros.8 Gauge Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Factory Engraved J.P Clabrough & Bros. 8 Bore Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Factory Engraved J.P Clabrough & Bros. 8 Bore Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun

Manufacturer: Clabrough Clabrough J P
Model: Double Barrel
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 8
Barrel: 30 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 851
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 220
Class: Antique

Brown Damascus barrels with single bead sight on the matted solid rib, marked "J. P. CLABROUGH & BROS, MAKERS" and "LONDON & BIRMINGHAM" on the right and left respectively, Birmingham proofs, and 3 1/2 inch chambers with single extractor. The casehardened locks and action display scroll engraving with a pair of game birds at the back of either lock plate. The gun features double triggers and rebounding hammers. Lightly figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings, Deeley latch release, and horn tip inlay and round knob pistol grip stock with blank inscription shield and hard rubber Clabrough buttplate. Stock measurements: 2 inch drop at comb; 3 1/4 inch drop at heel; 14 5/8 inch length of pull; weight 12 lbs.

Rating Definition:

Fine overall, showing 80% of the period of use rebrowned finish on the barrels with 85% original case colors, mild handling evidence, and sharp checkering on the wood. Mechanically excellent.

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