Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1340: Engraved Grulla Armas Royal Hand Detachable Sidelock Shotgun

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Factory Engraved Grulla Armas Royal Assisted-Opening Hand Detachable Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $7,000

Factory Engraved Grulla Armas Royal Assisted-Opening Hand Detachable Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Grulla
Model: Royal
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 29 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/coin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 553
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 269
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Blued steel barrels with single brass bead sight on the matted solid rib which shows a flourish of scroll engraving towards the breech, single band of engraving at either breech, "GRULLA ARMAS S.L.EIBAR MADE IN SPAIN" on the right, interchangeable Briley chokes, and 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. The coin finished self-opening hand detachable sidelock action displays attractive classic English style rose & scroll engraving which extends to the toplever, triggerguard, and tangs, the lower of which is marked "Royal". The triggerplate is signed by the engraver "Abaigar" to the right of the trigger. The gun features bushed firing pins, a rolled triggerguard, double triggers, and tang mounted automatic safety switch with gold inlaid "S". Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered forend with engraved fittings and straight grip stock with teardrop flats, blank inscription oval, and checkered wood buttplate. Includes a leather cornered takedown case and original sales receipt and consignor supplied (unverified) cast-on measurements of 9/16 inches at face, 11/16 inches at heel, 13/16 inches at toe, and 5/16 inches at comb. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech both proved at 18.5mm (.728 inches) and measured .731/.730 inches; minimum wall thickness .026/.028 inches; 1 1/16 inch drop at comb; 2 1/4 inch drop at heel; 14 11/16 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 98% plus original blue and coin finishes with minor handling evidence. The stock shows some light chipping at the rear of the left lock and to the left of the lower tang and triggerguard, otherwise the wood is very fine with minor handling marks and sharp checkering. The case is very good. Mechanically excellent.



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