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Lot 527: Engraved J. Blanch & Son Sidelock Double Barrel Ejector Shotgun

Factory Engraved John Blanch & Son Back action Sidelock Double Barrel Ejector Shotgun with Case

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 527: Engraved J. Blanch & Son Sidelock Double Barrel Ejector Shotgun

Factory Engraved John Blanch & Son Back action Sidelock Double Barrel Ejector Shotgun with Case

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

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

Factory Engraved John Blanch & Son Back action Sidelock Double Barrel Ejector Shotgun with Case

Manufacturer: J. Blanch & Son
Model: Side by Side
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 884
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 328
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured circa the 1890s. Unfortunately, all exact records were lost during the Second World War to a German bombing raid. Blued steel barrels with a single bead sight on the smooth solid rib which is marked with the Blanch address, 1998 dated London reproofs and 2 3/4 inch chambers. The casehardened Thomas Perkes' patent action displays beautiful scroll engraving surrounding "J. BLANCH & SON" banners on either plate with engraving extending to the tangs and trigger guard. The gun features double triggers and tang mounted manual safety with gold inlaid "SAFE". Beautifully figured, extensively checkered splinter forend with engraved fittings, including the Blanch & Sons Improved Snap Bolt, and straight grip stock with checkered bare butt. Includes a brass cornered leather bound takedown case with Bland & Son label. Stock measurements: 1 3/8 inch drop at comb; 2 inch drop at heel; 14 3/4 inch length of pull; cast-off; weight 6 lbs. 4 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 99% of the professionally reapplied blue finish, attractive silver patina to the action, softened barrel address, small dent in the right barrel, crack on the trigger plate behind the rear trigger, light handling marks, and sharp checkering to the replacement stock. The case is very good. Mechanically excellent.



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