Gibbs & Pitt 12-bore SxS sporting gun circa 1880, serial number 33322; 1873 Patent 1st Model push-forward underlever,Gibbs & Pitt patent triggerplate action patent no 284 of 1873 use number 170 side safety with bolted detail fine scroll engraving, engraved "GEORGE GIBBS 29 CORN STREET BRISTOL" on top rib, 15" replacement stock, nitro reproved Damascus barrels, 2 3/4" chambers bored approx. True Cylinder and 1/4 choke.
overall L45" barrel L28"
Other Notes: GEORGE GIBBS, (b.1811-d. 1884) Est. Bristol circa 1830, J&G Gibbs, 4 Redcliffe St. Bristol, Glos 1835-41, GEORGE GIBBS, GMKR, 141 Thomas St. 1841-50, then Clare St., and then 29 Corn St. 1858-1890 (factory at Lewins Mead circa 1883 then St. John's Bridge, Bristol c. 1886), GEORGE GIBBS, 29 Corn St., s.a. GIBBS & PITT, prems 43 High St. 1889, GEORGE GIBBS, 39 Corn St. on his own 1890-c. 1894 (GIBBS & PITT dissolved 1881), also at London 1906-1921, GEORGE GIBBS LTD.
Very good as re-configured and mechanically sound. Bright bores.Tight on face. Nice English scroll engraving. Side safety lever missing. Retaining screw appears to be broken off and needs to be drilled and tapped. Gun has Birmingham Nitro proofs, BNP with crown over 12-6 12-70 850 BAR. Barrels marked "NOT FOR BALL". Minimum wall thickness: .038 R & .037 L. Weight: 6 lbs. 5 ozs.