Manufactured in 1925 per the chart on page 104 of Nigel Brown's "British Gunmakers Volume One: London". Blued steel barrels with dual white bead sights on the matted vent rib, Leicester Square address on the left of the barrel, Churchill maker's mark and London nitro proofs on the right, floral scroll engraving at the breech, and 2 3/4 inch chambers. The casehardened sidelock action with blued hold open top lever displays extensive floral scroll engraving with "E. J. CHURCHILL" in banners on either lockplate and "LA/PREMIERE/QUALITE" in gold on the underside. The engraving extends to the rolled edge trigger guard, top lever, and both tangs. The gun features double triggers with gold inlaid "L" and "R" as well as a tang mounted manual safety with gold "SAFE". Nicely figured, multi-point checkered forend with engraved fittings, including the Anson button style release and round knob pistol grip stock with teardrop carved flats and adjustable Kick-Eez recoil pad. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech both proved at 12 (.729 inches) and measured .730/.731 inches; choke constriction .028/.038 inches; minimum wall thickness .025/.024 inches; 1 5/16 inch drop at comb; 1 15/16 inch drop at heel; 14 7/16 inch length of pull; weight 8 lbs. 3 oz.
Very fine, retaining 99% original blue finish, 75% original case colors with the balance an attractive silver, and light handling evidence. The stock is also very fine with a few scattered dings and scratches, several repaired cracks in the forend and stockhead, and mostly crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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