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Lot 1325: Engraved Watson Bros Boxlock Double Rifle with Left Handed Stock

Factory Engraved Watson Brothers Boxlock Double Rifle with Left Handed Stock and Case

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Lot 1325: Engraved Watson Bros Boxlock Double Rifle with Left Handed Stock

Factory Engraved Watson Brothers Boxlock Double Rifle with Left Handed Stock and Case

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

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

Factory Engraved Watson Brothers Boxlock Double Rifle with Left Handed Stock and Case

Manufacturer: Watson Bros
Model: Double Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 450 Express
Barrel: 25 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 731
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 253
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Blued steel barrels with ramped beaded blade front and four position (three folding, one standing) rear sight on the matted solid rib, "WATSON BROTHERS." and 29. OLD BOND STREET. LONDON.W." marked on the right and left respectively, engraving at the breech, and Birmingham nitro proofs "CORDITE 80 - 480 MAX". The casehardened boxlock action displays scroll engraving with "WATSON BROS." banners on either side and scroll engraved borders. The gun features bushed firing pins, double triggers, and tang mounted automatic safety with gold inlaid "SAFE". Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings and pistol grip stock with engraved blue grip cap, left hand raised cheekpiece, "C/A/C" in the inscription oval, and Decelerator recoil pad. Includes an aluminum takedown case with cover. Length of pull 13 7/8 inches. Weight 11 lbs 3 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as professionally refurbished, retaining 95% blue, 20% case colors mostly in the protected areas with the remainder an attractive silver coloration, light handling marks on the wood, overall light handling evidence, and sharp checkering on the replacement stock and forend. Mechanically excellent.



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