Army & Navy C.S.L. cased 12-bore SxS sporting gun circa 1929-1942
scroll engraving, figured stock, barrels with game rib. Very nice Army and Navy case marked E. T. H. on lid, blue baize interior and maker's label. Weight 6 lbs 5 oz, 13 5/8" stock, 28" barrels, approx cylinder and 7/8 chokes, 2 1/2" chambers, nitro proof. SN 75984.
**Subject to State & Federal Firearms Laws**
Other Notes: Army & Navy Co-operative Society Limited, London. Began in 1891 at 105 Victoria Street by a group of army & navy officers who formed the Society. In 1901 branches opened in Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta and Karachi. As well as sporting guns, rifles, pistols, ammunition and related accessories, they sold shirts, watches, saddlery and golf clubs.
In 1907 the best sidelock was 45 guineas. A plain quality sidelock was as little as 13 pounds sterling, with A&D guns ranging between 12 and 7 pounds sterling.
If you bought a gun costing more than 15 pounds sterling, shooting school charges, 25 cartridges and 12 clay birds were free! Sporting guns were made for them by a number of British gunmakers.