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.
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.
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