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Lot 1534: Engraved Charles Hellis & Sons Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun

Factory Engraved Charles Hellis & Sons Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1534: Engraved Charles Hellis & Sons Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun

Factory Engraved Charles Hellis & Sons Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000
Price Realized:

Factory Engraved Charles Hellis & Sons Sidelock Double Barrel Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Charles Hellis
Model: Double Barrel
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 26 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 608
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 367
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured 1931-1934 per page 114 of Nigel Brown's "British Gunmakers Volume One: London". Blued barrels with a single bead sight on the concave solid rib which is marked with the Charles Hellis address, 2006 dated London reproofs, 2 1/2 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and chokes measured modified/full.The casehardened sidelock action displays scroll engraving, banners, and a shield with two crossed feathers on either side and features double triggers and a tang mounted safety with gold "SAFE". Multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings and straight grip stock with teardrop flats, blank inscription oval, and Pachmayr recoil pad. Includes a leather bound takedown case with Charles Hellis & Sons interior label and "R. P-J" marked on the lid. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 inch drop at heel; 13 3/4 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs. 1 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retaining 98% reapplied blue to the barrels, attractive silver patina on the action and some browning and spotting on the triggerguard, and light handling evidence. The wood is also very good with a chip at the toe and several chips on the forend one of which has a repair, the pad is slightly loose, otherwise mostly sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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