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Lot 514: Watson & Hancock 20 Gauge Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun with Case

Factory Engraved Watson & Hancock 20 Gauge Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun with Case

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 514: Watson & Hancock 20 Gauge Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun with Case

Factory Engraved Watson & Hancock 20 Gauge Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun with Case

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500
Price Realized:

Factory Engraved Watson & Hancock 20 Gauge Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: Watson & Hancock
Model: Double Barrel Hammer
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 27 1/8 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 322
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Blued steel barrels with a single brass bead sight on the smooth solid rib which is marked "WATSON & HANCOCK 308 HIGH HOLBORN LONDON", light engraving at the breech, and chambers measured 3 inches with single extractor. Per the consignor, the gun was rebarreled by Griffin & Howe using the original breech section. The casehardened hammer fired action features fine scroll engraving, rebounding hammers, and double triggers. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings and straight grip stock with teardrop flats, "BLC" in the inscription oval, and checkered buttplate. Includes a leather bound takedown case. Stock measurements (R/L): 1 5/16 inch drop at comb; 2 1/16 inch drop at heel; 14 11/16 inch length of pull; weight 5 lbs. 5 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as professionally restored, retaining 97% blue and casehardened finishes with minor handling evidence and a few small rubs on the barrels. The wood is very good with a few light dings and scratches, some chipping and repair on the forend, and sharp recut checkering. The case is very good. Mechanically excellent.



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