Blued Winchester proof steel barrels with a dual bead sights on the matted concave solid rib, chokes marked "WS-1"/"WS-2.", and chambers marked 2 3/4 inches with automatic ejectors. The blued action is unadorned other than the "SKEET" marking on the underside and features a single selective trigger and a tang mounted manual safety switch. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered beavertail forend and pistol grip stock with factory checkered bare butt. Includes a leather mutton leg takedown case. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .733/.730 inches; choke constriction .008(jug)/.015 inches; minimum wall thickness .030/.033 inches; 1 5/8 inch drop at comb; 2 1/2 inch drop at heel; 14 1/16 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs. 5 oz. Per the consignor, this shotgun was previously owned by Judge Edwin A. Robson (1905-1986), the consignor's grandfather. Robson was the chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1970-1975 after being nominated to the court by President Eisenhower in the late 1950s. Among his noteworthy decisions was ruling that it is not disorderly conduct to argue with a police officer. His legal career began back in the late 1920s. In 1945, he was elected to the Superior Court of Cook County and became chief judge of the court in 1950. The following year, he became a justice on the Appellate Court of the 1st District of Illinois.
Very fine, retaining 80% plus original blue finish with most of the loss around the breeches and light handling evidence. The wood is very good with some dings and scratches, residue on the forend, and sharp checkering. The case is good with mild wear and some broken straps. Mechanically excellent.
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