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     extension and breech end of the rib and signed “PATENT TREBLE WEDGE FAST No. 3084”. Blued action signed “W.W. GREENER” on each side and struck on the watertable with the Greener “Elephant” trademark and “ANSON & DEELEY’S PATENT
5702”. Blued trigger guard, Greener patent side mounted safety with gold inlaid “SAFE”, and pistol grip cap. Border and
scroll engraved throughout. The barrels and action with Birmingham “Not For Ball” black powder proof marks, the barrels each also struck with
“W.W.G.” Figured 14 3/8 inch semi-pistol grip stock including rubber recoil pad, with carved drop points, and checkered grip and forearm, the
latter with dark horn tip and Deeley & Edge fastener. The underside of the butt with large blank silver oval initial escutcheon and blued sling
mount, the corresponding sling mount fitted beneath the barrels. Weight 13 lbs. 11.8 oz.
CONDITION: Barrels retaining 60% older reblued finish with the remainder turning brown, the rib signature clear, Damascus pattern visible in areas of worn finish. Action with clear scroll engraving, retaining 40% of older reblued finish. Stock expertly refinish with well defined checkering and sharp drop points, some minor age staining behind action. Mechanically very good.
Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection.
Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000
Estimate: 6,000 - 9,000
Bore Double Barrel Boxlock Ejector Shotgun with Case - Serial no. 7136, 28 gauge, 28 inch round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. The makers have kindly confirmed that this rare Edwardian small gauge shotgun was completed in late 1907 or early 1908 for a cost of £16. With browned Damascus barrels engraved with band of stylized foliage at each breech end. Narrow concave rib with bead front sight, inlaid with a gold number “2” and signed “WATSON BROS. 29. OLD BOND ST. LONDON. W.” The underside of the barrels struck with Birmingham nitro proof marks. Casehardened action signed “WATSON BROS.” on each side, with blued toplever with gold inlaid number “2”, automatic safety with silver inlaid “SAFE”, blued floorplate and blued trigger guard, and fences finely carved with stylised acanthus foliage. With classic English border and scroll engraving throughout. Well figured straight hand stock included 3/4 inch wood extension, and checkered panels to the heel, grip and forearm, the last with Anson push button release, and the underside of the butt inset with blank gold oval initial escutcheon. In canvas fitted gun case lined in red baize. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech proved at 29/28 (.543/.550 inches) and measured at
.550/.554 inches; choke constriction .002/.028 inches; 1 7/16 inch drop at comb; 2 1/16 inch drop at heel; 13 15/16 inch length of pull; weight 5 lbs. 6 oz.
CONDITION: Very fine. The barrels retain 70% older rebrowned finish with clear signature, some muzzle rub and handling fading, and scattered storage blemishes and slight scratches. Action with 40% original
casehardened finish with clear engraving, the remainder a lightly discolored patina. Toplever retaining much reblued finish, floorplate and trigger guard each with traces of blued finish. Trigger guard tang screws expertly replaced. Stock with some oil soaking, well-defined multi-point checkering, scattered light storage and handling marks and blemishes throughout, older expert extension. The case is very good with mild
storage wear. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection.
 LOT 1433
Rare Engraved W.W. Greener 8 Gauge Double Barrel Boxlock Non-Ejector Duck Gun - Serial no. 30060, 8 gauge, 34 inch bbl., brown/blue finish, walnut stock.
Completed in 1886 using an Anson & Deeley patent boxlock action incorporating Greener’s treble wedge fast patent. With blued Damascus barrels
with raised solid matted rib with bead front sight, signed
DE L’OPERA PARIS. WINNER AT THE LONDON TRIALS 1875, 1877, 1878 & 1879”, and engraved with scrollwork at the rib
LOT 1434
Fine and Rare Engraved Watson Bros. 28

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