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Lot #1552

Lot 1551: Joseph Lang & Sons 10 Bore Rotary Underlever Hammer Shotgun

Antique Factory Engraved Joseph Lang & Sons 10 Bore Rotary Underlever Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1551: Joseph Lang & Sons 10 Bore Rotary Underlever Hammer Shotgun

Antique Factory Engraved Joseph Lang & Sons 10 Bore Rotary Underlever Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized:

Antique Factory Engraved Joseph Lang & Sons 10 Bore Rotary Underlever Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun

Manufacturer: Joseph Lang
Model: Side by Side
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 10
Barrel: 30 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 377
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 376
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured circa 1869/70 per the chart on page 123 of Nigel Brown's "British Gunmakers Volume One: London". Browned Damascus steel barrels with a single bead sight on the smooth solid rib which is signed "J. LANG & SONS. 22. COCKSPUR STt. LONDON.", correct period proofs, and chambers measured 2 7/8 inches with single extractor. The casehardened non-rebounding hammer rotary lever action displays light fine scroll engraving which extends to the small parts. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered wedge fastened splinter forend with engraved fittings and straight grip stock blank inscription oval and checkered bare butt. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/8 inch drop at heel; 14 9/16 inch length of pull; weight 8 lbs. 9 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very good overall, with a mix of grey and brown patination on the on the barrels, traces of case colors in the protected areas, light handling evidence, two cracks on the forend around the right wedge housing, and crisp checkering on the wood. Mechanically excellent.



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