J. Hughes & Son 12-bore boxlock non-ejector SxS sporting gun circa 1910, serial number 5023; marked "J HUGHES AND SON, LONDON, BIRMINGHAM" on game rib, case-hardened, finely checkered straight-grain walnut straight-hand stock, butt and matching pull-off splinter forend, extractors, automatic safety, choked Cylinder/Improved Modified, 2 1/2 inch chambers.
overall L44" barrel L28"
***Subject to State & Federal Firearms Laws***

Other Notes: John Hughes & Son was established in about 1890 at 10 St Mary's Row, Birmingham. Between about 1895 and 1897 they moved to 18 Bath Street. The firm closed in 1925.

  • Very Good, as partially redone. barrels show 98% reblued finish. Bores show uniform frosting and light pitting near muzzle. Action shows a gray brown finish. Reblued top lever.

    Barrel Dimensions: Bore: 0.722/0.721 inches. Chokes: 0.002/0.034 inches (Cyl Imp Mod). Chambers: 2 1/2 inches. Proof: Birmingham, Nitro, 13/1, 13/1, 2 1/2, 1 1/8 oz. Minimum Wall Thickness: 0.030 inches. Stock Dimensions: Pull: 14 3/8 inches. Drop at heel: 2 1/4 inches. Drop at comb: 1 1/2 inches. Cast off: 1/8 inches. Weight: 6 lbs 6 oz.

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