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297 PARKER BROS.
A 20-BORE BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. 160814

28-inch Trojan steel barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/2 and 3/4 choke borings, machined rib with top extension, the plain frame and top lever with patent dates to 1905, retaining some original hardening colour, 14 1/4-inch figured stock with pistol grip and ribbed butt plate, 6lb. 3oz., nitro proof
S2
Lot: 297
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298 WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO.
A 20-BORE SINGLE BARREL BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. T2246

26 1/4-inch barrel with 2 1/2-inch chamber, about 1/2 choke boring, plain frame and top lever with side bolster, 13 1/2-inch figured stock with chequered butt plate, 4lb. 8oz., nitro proof, bore pitted, worn overall
S2


Sold for £100
Lot: 298
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299 JOHN WILKES
A 20-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 12277

28-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about 1/2 and 3/4 choke borings, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving and retaining traces of original hardening colour, 15 1/4-inch figured stock cast-on for the left shoulder and including 2 1/2-inch extension, 5lb. 15oz., nitro re-proof, vinyl covered case
S2


Sold for £1400
Lot: 299
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300 ALEX HENRY
A 20-BORE LEVER-COCKING BACKLOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. 6774, CONVERTED FROM A RIFLE

28-inch replacement barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder and 1/4 choke borings, the frame, backlocks and top lever with fine scroll engraving within detailed borders, the top surface engraved with the patent use no. 262, the maker's name signed within a scrolling banner, 14 1/4-inch well figured stock with engraved heel and toe plates, re-jointing recommended, 6lb., nitro re-proof
S2

The maker's records confirm that the gun was built in 1894 as a .450 rifle.

Sold for £1500
Lot: 300
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301 ARIZAGA
A SPANISH 20-BORE SELF-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. EA116850

27 1/2-inch chopper-lump barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 3/4 choke borings, the frame, hand detachable locks and top lever with foliate scroll engraving and retaining all of its original hardening colour, gold lined cocking indicators, rolled edge trigger guard, 14 1/4-inch figured stock including rubber recoil pad, slightly cast-on for the left shoulder, 6lb. 1oz., Spanish nitro proof, lightweight leather case
S2

The gun appears virtually unused.
Lot: 301
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302 HENRY ATKIN
A PAIR OF 20-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR GUNS, NOS. 1288/9

No.1 gun with 28-inch barrels and 2 1/2-inch chambers, about improved cylinder and 1/4 choke borings, No.2 gun with 28-inch replacement chopper-lump barrels by Holland & Holland, with 2 3/4-inch chambers about improved cylinder and 1/4 choke borings, the frames, locks and gold numbered top levers with fine scroll engraving, the maker's name signed within a scrolling banner, 13 1/4-inch highly figured stocks including leather covered recoil pads, No.1 gun cracked at the hand, 5lb. 8oz., nitro proof, in their maker's brassbound oak and leather case
S2


Sold for £5000
Lot: 302
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303 GEORGE GIBBS
A FINE 20-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. B7654

28-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers, about true cylinder and 3/4 choke borings, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving, the maker's name signed within a scrolling banner, retaining much original hardening colour overall, 13 1/2-inch well figured stock, 5lb. 5oz., nitro proof
S2


Sold for £1500
Lot: 303
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304 GEORGE GIBBS
A 28-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. B7654

26-inch replacement barrels by the maker, with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 3/4 and full choke borings, doll's head extension, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving and retaining virtually all of its renewed hardening colour, 15-inch well figured stock including 2 1/2-inch extension, 5lb. 2oz., nitro proof
S2


Sold for £1600
Lot: 304
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305 AYA
A 28-BORE NO.4 MODEL BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 550208

27-inch chopper-lump barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/2 and full choke borings, the frame and top lever with border and scroll engraving and retaining most of its original hardening colour, 14 1/2-inch figured stock, 5lb. 2oz., Spanish nitro proof
S2


Sold for £1100
Lot: 305
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306 K. D. RADCLIFFE
A .410 BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN, NO. 98651

28-inch barrels with 3-inch chambers, about 1/4 and full choke borings, the frame and top lever with border engraving, retaining virtually all of its hardening colour, the maker's name signed within a banner, 14 1/4-inch well figured stock, 5lb. 3oz., nitro proof
S2


Sold for £3200
Lot: 306
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307 A. J. FOSTER
A .410 SINGLE BARREL BOXLOCK NON-EJECTOR GUN, NO. 1196

26 1/2-inch barrel with 2 1/2-inch chamber, about full choke boring, the plain frame with side safety and top lever engraved "British Made", 14-inch figured stock with steel butt plate, 3lb. 9oz., nitro re-proof
S2


Sold for £30
Lot: 307
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308 HOLLAND & HOLLAND
A .410 BOXLOCK SINGLE BARREL EJECTOR GUN, NO. 13430, CONVERTED FROM A ROOK RIFLE

26-inch octagonal barrel with 2 1/2-inch chamber, about full choke boring, machined top surface, rear sight with folding leaves, the rounded frame and top lever with scroll engraving, side safety and automatic ejector, 14 3/4-inch figured stock with pistol grip and steel butt plate, 5lb., nitro proof
S2


Sold for £580
Lot: 308
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309 SYMES & WRIGHT
A FINE 12-BORE SINGLE TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTOR OVER AND UNDER GUN, NO. OU01, "THE BIRD OF PREY" GUN

28-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 choke borings, matted solid rib and gold lined breeches, the frame, locks and top lever engraved in bold relief with scrolling foliage and mythical creatures, the locks and action base engraved with scenes of birds of prey in flight, signed by the engraver Rashid L. Hadi, retaining all of its bright cyanide hardened finish, rolled edge trigger guard, 14 1/2-inch highly figured stock with pistol grip, 7lb. 10oz., nitro proof, in its maker's brassbound oak and leather case with canvas outer cover
S2

The gun was completed in 1990 and appears little used. It is engraved to an exceptional standard by Rashid L. Hadi who has gone on to complete much exceptional work for Westley Richards amongst others. It was the first over and under gun completed by Symes & Wright and was used in all of the firm's initial promotional and marketing material.

It is sold with a comprehensive file containing numerous articles and brochures detailing the gun and its construction, as well as the background of the maker.

Symes & Wright was formed as a gunmaker in London in 1987. Both Peter Symes and Alex Wright had previously worked for James Purdey & Sons and as young gunmakers had decided to set up business on their own. With a flair for design and marketing and a fresh outlook, the company was quickly established as a serious competitor to the existing London makers. At a time when the London trade was only slowly pulling out of recession, and was perceived as old and stuffy, Symes and Wright were like a breath of fresh air. During the company's short history it produced some of the best guns to come out of London since the 1930s. To quote from one of the company's advertisements, "We are not trading on a reputation established over a century ago, nor do we waste energy marketing luxury goods associated with our name. Our business is quite simply building the finest sporting guns money can buy - without compromise, without exception". Unfortunately orders dwindled with the economic downturn of the early 1990s and the firm ceased trading in April 1995. Ironically this was just when the trade was emerging from recession. Production was modest with side-by-side production reaching serial number 36 and over and under gun numbers reaching serial number 14.

Sold for £18000
Lot: 309
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310 SKB
A 20-BORE MODEL 500 SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. CM562028

26-inch monobloc barrels with 3-inch chambers, about true cylinder borings, machined ventilated rib with crossbolt extension, the bolstered frame and top lever with game scene decoration, 13 1/2-inch figured stock with pistol grip and maker's butt plate, 6lb. 4oz., nitro proof
S2


Sold for £200
Lot: 310
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311 F. N. BROWNING
A BELGIAN 12-BORE B1 MODEL OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. 67102

30-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 3/4 choke borings, machined ventilated rib, the frame and top lever with bouquet and scroll engraving, selective single trigger, 14 1/4-inch figured stock with semi pistol grip and maker's butt plate, the comb cut down, 8lb., Belgian nitro proof
S2

The original invoice shows that the gun was bought new in April 1960 for 139 6s 8d.
Lot: 311
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312 BROWNING
A JAPANESE 12-BORE "CITORI C3" MODEL SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. 26204PP

28-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, interchangeable choke tubes, machined ventilated rib, the frame and top lever with game scene decoration surrounded by floral scrollwork, selective single trigger, 14 1/2-inch figured stock with pistol grip and rubber recoil pad, 7lb. 12oz., nitro proof
S2


Sold for £500
Lot: 312
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313 MIROKU
A 12-BORE SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER SKEET GUN, NO. 561346

26-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about improved cylinder borings, machined ventilated rib, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving, selective single trigger, 14-inch figured stock with pistol grip and maker's butt plate, 7lb. 4oz., nitro proof
S2


Sold for £300
Lot: 313
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314 P. BERETTA
A 20-BORE MODEL 690 "FIELD 1" SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. Z98975S

28-inch monobloc barrels with 3-inch chambers, interchangeable choke tubes, machined ventilated rib, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving, selective single trigger, 13 3/4-inch well figured stock with pistol grip and slightly raised comb, 6lb. 3oz., Italian nitro proof, in its maker's case with spare chokes, instructions, etc
S2

The gun appears new and unused.

Please note that VAT @ 20% is payable on the hammer price.

Sold for £1000
Lot: 314
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315 P. BERETTA
A 20-BORE MODEL 686 "SILVER PIGEON 1" SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER GUN, NO. U63874S

29 1/2-inch monobloc barrels with 3-inch chambers, interchangeable choke tubes, machined ventilated rib, the frame and top lever with scroll decoration, selective single trigger, 14 3/4-inch figured stock with pistol grip and rubber recoil pad, 6lb. 2oz., Italian nitro proof, in its maker's case with spare chokes, etc
S2

The gun appears new and unused.

Please note that VAT @ 20% is payable on the hammer price.

Sold for £800
Lot: 315
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316 BROWNING
A 12-BORE B2C MODEL SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. 8J3RN06842

30-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke boring, machined ventilated rib, the frame and top lever engraved with game in realistic scenes surrounded by fine scrollwork, signed by the engraver "R. Bee", 14 1/4-inch well figured stock, 7lb. 6oz., Belgian nitro proof
S2
Lot: 316
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317 BROWNING
A 12-BORE SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. 57561

27 1/2-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 3/4 choke borings, matted ventilated rib, the frame and top lever with profusely engraved borders and signed by the engraver, "E. Bernard", non-automatic safety catch, 14-inch highly figured stock with semi pistol grip and slightly raised comb, 6lb. 14oz., Belgian nitro proof
S2
Lot: 317
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318 BROWNING
THE 12-BORE BELGIAN CUSTOM SHOP "TIME" MODEL MILLENNIUM SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. 8K3RP7305

30-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, machined ventilated rib, the frame and top lever inlaid in silver and gold with a stylised clock dial signifying the march of time and the turn of the millennium, selective single trigger, 15-inch highly figured stock with pistol grip and maker's butt plate, 7lb. 5oz., Belgian nitro proof, leather case with outer cover
S2

The gun was completed as a one-off to celebrate the millennium in 2000.
Lot: 318
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319 J. PURDEY & SONS
A 12-BORE SINGLE TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTOR OVER AND UNDER GUN, NO. 29175

28-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 3/8 and 1/2 choke borings, file-cut solid rib, the slightly rounded frame, locks and top lever with fine bouquet and scroll engraving and retaining virtually all of its original hardening colour, the maker's name signed in gold, bolstered fences, cocking indicators, rolled edge trigger guard, 14 3/4-inch highly figured stock with pistol grip, 7lb. 6oz., nitro proof, in its maker's lightweight leather motor case
S2

The maker confirms that the gun was built in 1991 and it conforms to its original specification. The gun appears virtually unused, the vendor stating that he has used the gun on only a handful of occasions. The maker is currently quoting in excess of 165,000 (including VAT) for a new gun of this specification.
Lot: 319
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320 WINCHESTER
A 12-BORE MODEL 91 SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. WK251584

28-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/2 and full choke borings, machined ventilated rib, the frame and top lever with scroll decoration, 14-inch figured stock with maker's butt plate, 7lb., Spanish nitro proof
S2


Sold for £200
Lot: 320
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321 P. BERETTA
A 12-BORE MODEL 682 "GOLD" SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. H18042B

29 1/2-inch monobloc barrels with 3-inch chambers, interchangeable choke tubes, machined ventilated rib, the frame and top lever with border decoration and matted top surface, non-automatic safety catch, selective single trigger, 14 1/2-inch figured stock with pistol grip and rubber recoil pad, 8lb., Italian nitro proof, re-jointing recommended, maker's plastic case
S2


Sold for £380
Lot: 321
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322 RIZZINI
A 20-BORE ROUND BODY SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER GUN, NO. 102165

30-inch monobloc barrels with 3-inch chambers, interchangeable choke tubes, machined ventilated rib, the rounded frame and top lever with bold scroll engraving, the maker's name signed within a banner, selective single trigger, 14 1/2-inch figured stock with semi pistol grip and ribbed butt plate, 6lb. 8oz., Italian nitro proof, in its maker's carton with instructions, etc
S2

The gun appears new and unused.

Please note VAT @ 20% is payable on the hammer price.
Lot: 322
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323 BROWNING
A 12-BORE B2G MODEL SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. 863PM01947

27 1/2-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, machined ventilated rib, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving surrounding scenes of duck and game in landscapes, signed by the engraver "G. Rozlowski", 14 1/4-inch highly figured swan neck stock with maker's butt plate, 6lb. 13oz., Belgian nitro proof
S2
Lot: 323
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324 BROWNING
A 12-BORE B2G MODEL SINGLE TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR GUN, NO. 863RN06060

27 1/2-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/4 and 1/2 choke borings, machined ventilated rib, the frame and top lever with scroll engraving around scenes of duck and game in landscapes, signed by the engraver, "R. Conen", 14 1/4-inch well swan-neck stock with maker's butt plate, 6lb. 14oz., Belgian nitro proof
S2
Lot: 324
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325 WATSON BROS.
A FINE 20-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR OVER AND UNDER GUN, NO. 20080

29-inch barrels with 2 3/4-inch chambers, about 1/2 and full choke borings, file-cut solid rib, the rounded frame, locks and top lever with fine bouquet and scroll engraving and retaining all of its original bright finish, the rolled edge trigger guard signed by the engraver, "M. S. 02", gold washed lock work, lined cocking indicators, 14 3/4-inch highly figured stock with engraved heel and toe plates, 6lb. 3oz., nitro proof, in its maker's lightweight leather case
S2

The maker confirms that the gun was completed in 2002. It appears little used.

Sold for £18000
Lot: 325
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326 LONGTHORNE
A PAIR OF 12-BORE SINGLE TRIGGER SIDELOCK EJECTOR OVER AND UNDER GUNS, NOS. A062-1 AND A062-2

30-inch one-piece barrels with 3-inch chambers, No.1 gun about 1/2 choke borings, No.2 about 3/4 choke borings, chequered ribs, the frames, locks and top levers laser engraved with bold foliate scrollwork surrounding scenes of game in landscapes, the action bases with a dog within a gold border, non selective single triggers, 13 3/4-inch highly figured stocks with pistol grips and slim leather-covered recoil pads, 7lb. 4oz., superior nitro proof, in their maker's leather motor case with canvas outer cover
S2

The guns were proofed in 2014 and completed shortly thereafter. They appear virtually unused.
Lot: 326
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