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E.J. Churchill XXV cased 'Prodigy' 12-bore boxlock non-ejector sporting gun circa 1923
plain top-lever action marked: The Prodigy Gun; brushed bright, with re-blued furniture, double triggers, extractors. 25" sleeved barrels, marked: SLEEVED BY IAN CRUDDLESTON BATH & XXV in gold with concave game rib. 2 1/2" chambers choked Improved Modified L and Improved Cylinder R. Checkered semi-pistolgrip English walnut stock and matching Anson pushrod forend. Contained in its makers' canvas and leather fitted trunk case with original label reading 'E.J. CHURCHILL Practical Gun & Rifle Manufacturer, 8 Agar Street Strand London'. Seal reading 'By Special Appointment to H.M. The King of Spain' and crest. SN 2670. **Subject to State & Federal Firearms Laws**

Other Notes: EDWIN JOHN CHURCHILL (c.1855-1910), the founder, served his time, not with the London trade, but at the old established business of William Jeffrey & Son of Dorchester. E.J. worked first for Mr. F.T. Baker in Fleet Street before he set up on his own at 8 Agar Street in the Strand in 1891. He was briefly joined by his son H.E.J. Churchill who died tragically at the early age of 20. Churchill owned a shooting ground in Kent, where his customers could receive tuition and also be provided with ample practice.
He was joined by his nephew Robert Churchill (b.1886) and after the death of the founder in 1910 the running of the business was taken over by Robert. In post WW1 he experimented with a lightweight short barreled game gun which eventually evolved into his 25" barreled Churchill "XXV". Robert died in 1958 and the firm was acquired by Atkin, Grant & Lang which continues today.

  • Very Good to Excellant. Action bright and tight on face. Barrels 98% reblue with bright bores. Case in very good condition, initials E.P.B. on lid.

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