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Item # M2-138 Fine bores choked full and improved modified, 30" barrels retain 95% bright shiny barrel blue, receiver retains 25% case colors with 50-60% original blue remaining on the underside of the receiver. Boxlock with ejectors and double triggers, checkered splinter forearm and straight grip stock are VG. A couple of walnut extensions have been added out 1 1/2" at the top, 3" at the toe.
Nice, bright, shiny bores, fluid steel bbls, receiver still has ample amounts of case coloring visible-the rest has aged to the normal grayish look.
Original Walnut stock is in excellent condition with correct checkering.
Beautiful condition with about all of a probable refinish on the bbls but very beautifully done.
13-3/4 inch LOP to the end of the original rubber buttplate. 98% barrel blue and about 75% case colors starting to tone somewhat. Comes complete with original canvas case with leather corners.
Frame has turned a silvery color with just traces of case colors. Original Westley Richards case with leather and brass. Pistol grip checkered deluxe grade Circassian walnut stock in excellent condition.
Overall near excellent with about a 50% Damascus pattern visible. Very unusual to see a cased set of any English shotguns in two different gauges. Item # MSG895 A very desirable gun featuring self openers, side clips and raised matted solid rib.
Wood shows a fair amount of use with a lot of wear to the checkering.
Fowling piece has a .60 bore, 30 inch barrel and superb gilt bronz mounts. This garniture was ordred in the second quarter of the 18th century, nearly 300 years ago. They have spurred pommels, blued screws and triggers, gilt bronze caps and ramrod pipes and wooden ramrods with gilt bronze tips. Item # MSG767 Prussian era Daly with the sextuple locking system. Side clips, cocking indicators, double triggers, automatic ejectors. This is a beautiful Charles Daly and just in time for fall hunting. Receiver is very delicately engraved with no game scenes; just very fine tight scroll work. Wood is in fine condition with a cheek piece, pistol grip stock and nicely checkered. Item # MSG901 Gun features a back action style lockplates. Beautifully engraved with tight English style scrolls. Action has traces of case colors and has turned a silver color.