Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3498: Engraved Joseph Lang & Son Boxlock Ejector Shotgun

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Factory Engraved Joseph Lang & Son Boxlock Ejector Shotgun with Case

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,500

Factory Engraved Joseph Lang & Son Boxlock Ejector Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Joseph Lang
Model: Side by Side
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 500
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 295
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Blued steel barrels with a single steel bead on the unmarked smooth concave solid rib, both barrels marked "SLEEVED", 1964 dated Birmingham reproofs, choke constrictions of .009/.043 inches, and 2 1/2 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. The casehardened boxlock action displays engraved borders with a flourish of scroll at the top of the action. The gun features bushed firing pins, a "1" marked on the toplever, double triggers, and a tang mounted automatic safety with gold inlaid "SAFE". Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings, including the Anson button release which is marked with a "1", and a straight grip stock with tear drop flats, blank inscription oval, and checkered bare butt. Per included copies of emails from Atkins, Grant, and Lang this gun was originally built for a D. L. Von Braun on July 11th, 1906 and subsequently resold on August 16th, 1917 to a G. H. Turner. Also includes a period Joseph Lang & Sons takedown case marked "G. H. TURNER" on the lid and containing a cleaning rod and a pair of nickel snap caps. Stock measurements: 1 7/16 inch drop at comb; 2 7/8 inch drop at heel; 14 13/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 9 oz.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 98% professionally reapplied blue finish on the barrels, traces of original case colors on the action, and traces of blue on the triggerguard. The wood is very fine with some scattered minor handling marks and sharp checkering. The case is fair with detached handle and strap (both in case). Mechanically excellent.

Customer Product Questions

There are currently no customer product questions on this lot