Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1521: Ken Hurst Engraved Union Armera 28 Gauge Sidelock Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Ken Hurst Master Game Scene Engraved and Gold Inlaid Grulla 28 Gauge Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun Two Barrel Set with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,000

Ken Hurst Master Game Scene Engraved and Gold Inlaid Grulla 28 Gauge Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun Two Barrel Set with Case

Manufacturer: Grulla
Model: Sidelock
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 28
Barrel: 27 1/8 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 605
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 267
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Blued steel barrels with single steel bead sight on the matted, concave solid rib which is marked with a gold "1" at the base, import mark on the right barrel, single band of engraving at either breech, standard Spanish proofs, and 70 mm (2 3/4 inch) chambers with automatic ejectors. The coin finished sidelock action displays beautiful scrollwork surrounding gold inlaid "LELAND" markings on either side, a pointer flushing a pair of quail in a field scene on the right, a retriever with a pheasant in an upland scene on the left, and grouse in flight in the timbers on the underside. The trigger guard is marked with a gold inlaid monogram and the lower tang is marked "CROWN". The watertable is signed "K. HURST" for Master Engraver Ken Hurst. The gun features double triggers and a tang mounted automatic safety switch with gold inlaid "S". Nicely figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings including the Anson button release and straight grip stock with teardrop carved flats and a checkered bare butt. Included is a second set of 27 1/8 inch barrels with matching serial number and gold "2" on the breech end of the rib, and a leather bound takedown case with Leland trade label. Barrel measurements set "2" (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech both proved at 13.8 mm (.543 inches) and measured .541/.540 inches; choke constriction .001/.009 inches. Barrel and stock measurements set "1" (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech both proved at 13.7 mm (.539 inches) and measured .539/.540 inches; choke constriction .005/.007 inches; 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/16 inch drop at heel; 14 9/16 inch length of pull; weight 5 lbs 8 oz.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 98% original blue finish, 99% original coin finish, and minor handling evidence. The wood is very fine with scattered light marks, slightly marred shoe to forend fit, and crisp checkering. The case is very good and the extra barrel set is excellent. The right lock plate protrudes slightly, otherwise mechanically excellent.



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