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     LOT 430
Factory Game Scene Engraved Anton Sodia Sidelock Over/Under Shotgun with Case - Serial no. 32499, 12 gauge,
28 3/8 inch vent rib bbl., blue/coin finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1950. Single steel bead front sight on the matted vent
rib which is marked “Anton Sodia - Ferlach”, upper barrel marked “Made in Austria” and “Antinit * Stahl”, light scroll engraving at the breech end, later added interchangeable
choke tubes (modified/full installed), and 70 mm (2 3/4 inch) chambers with automatic ejectors. The coin finished hand detachable sidelock action displays fantastic deep cut relief engraved game scenes and carved fences all surrounded by floral scrollwork. The left shows a German pointer flushing grouse, the right has a fox chasing mallards, and the underside shows a capercaillie. The gun features double triggers and a tang mounted manual safety switch. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered three piece forend with engraved
fittings including the Deeley latch release and pistol grip stock with hard rubber grip cap and rubber recoil pad. Includes a leather bound takedown case with snap caps, cleaning tools, and three extra choke tubes (light modified, improved cylinder, and skeet). Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .715/.716 inches; minimum wall thickness .034/.032 inches; 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 5/8 inch drop at heel; 14 1/4 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs 6 oz.
CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 98% plus original blue and coin finishes, minor handling evidence, and some light wear at the muzzles. The wood is very fine with a few minor scratches and sharp checkering. The case is very fine with minor storage type wear. Mechanically excellent.
stimate: 8,000 - 12,000
LOT 431
Fine and Very Rare Engraved Charles Lancaster 16 Bore
 scrollwork at the breech end and on the doll’s head extension. Scalloped boxlock action with blued toplever, automatic safety with silver inlaid “SAFE”, signed “CHARLES LANCASTER” on each side and engraved with scrollwork. Blued trigger guard with border and scroll engraving. Figured straight-hand stock including 3/4 inch orange rubber butt pad, with checkered panels to the grip and
forearm, the latter with Deeley Edge fastener and dark horn cap, the underside of the butt with silver oval initial escutcheon engraved with the monogram “G.E.C.” Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter nine
inches from the breech, reproved but no definitive measurement visible (original 16/16 marks visible), measured at .667/.665 inches; choke constriction .014/.005 inches; minimum wall thickness .031/.032 inches; 1 5/8 inch drop at comb; 3 1/4 inch drop at heel; 14 5/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 6 oz.
CONDITION: Fine. The barrels retain 98% reblued finish with slightly softened engraving at the breech end of the over barrel. Action cleaned bright, clear engraving. Toplever, trigger guard and forearm iron reblued. Stock refinished with softened drop points, well-defined recut multi-point checkering, minor handling losses to upper corners of forearm wood, some scattered storage and handling blemishes and bruises throughout, forearm wood cracked at rear on each side. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection.
260 Estimate: 6,000 - 9,000
  Double Barrel Over-And-Under Ejector Shotgun - Serial no. 013586, 16 gauge, 28 inch solid
rib bbl., blue/bright finish, walnut stock. The maker’s records confirm that this rare gun, serial no.
013586, was sold in 1913 to a Horace E. Cook Esq. According to Geoffrey & Susan Boothroyd in their book “The British Over-And-
Under Shotgun” (Chapter 16), H.A.A. Thorn, the then owner of Charles Lancaster, took out a patent (No. 12,057 of May 14, 1910) for
“providing double-barrelled guns, of the kind having superposed barrels, with ejector mechanism”. Expanding on the fact that the patent
is for ejectors only, a letter published in “The Field” magazine on June 30, 1910 is mentioned that confirms the guns were purchased ‘in the white’
from Germany and were finished and fitted with ejectors by Lancaster in London. With blued barrels engraved “WHITWORTH STEEL” and “2 3/4 CASE” on
the bolsters, each barrel struck with London nitro proof and reproof marks and Whitworth trademark. The over barrel with white bead sight and engraved with

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