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Lot 419: Engraved Joseph Lang & Son Sidelock Ejector Shotgun

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Factory Engraved Joseph Lang & Son Sidelock Double Barrel Ejector Shotgun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Factory Engraved Joseph Lang & Son Sidelock Double Barrel Ejector Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Joseph Lang
Model: Side by Side
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 910
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 256
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1920 per page 123 of Nigel Browns "British Gunmakers: Volume One - London". Blued steel barrels with single steel bead sight on the smooth, concave solid rib, "JOSEPH LANG & SON" and "T. BURY STREET. ST. JAMES'S. LONDON." marked on the right and left barrels respectively, period London proofs, and 2 1/2 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. The coin finished sidelock action displays beautiful floral scroll engraving with some nitre blued pins and "JOSEPH LANG & SON." on either lockplate. The gun features double triggers and a tang mounted automatic safety switch with gold inlaid "SAFE". Nicely figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings including the Anson button release and straight grip stock with blank silver inscription oval and checkered hard rubber buttplate. Includes a black leather bound takedown case. Stock measurements (R/L): 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/8 inch drop at heel; 14 1/2 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 6 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as refurbished, retaining 99% blue finish, polished bright action with some dimpling, and minor handling evidence. The wood is very good with some evidence of sanding, slight crack in the forend at the shoe, scattered light marks, and crisp checkering. The case is very good. Mechanically excellent.



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