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Stephen Grant & Sons 12-bore sidelock ejector SxS sporting gun circa 1896
very sharp Kell style engraved action and heavily sculpted action balls with game scenes all surrounded by beautifully executed tight English scroll: ducks, pheasants and gray partridge on right lock, pheasants and swimming ducks on left lock, snipe and woodcock on action body, two pointing dogs appear on the trigger bow, and the fences are deeply carved with a leaf and vine relief. Side locks marked: "STEPHEN GRANT & SONS". Double triggers. 26" nitro proof barrels with concave rib marked: "STEPHEN GRANT & SONS 7 BURY ST SAINT JAMES LONDON", 2 3/4 chambers choked Improved Cylinder & Improved Cylinder. Highly figured checkered English walnut straight-handed stock with thin pigskin covered pad, vacant oval, drop points, and matching splinter forend with Anson release. LOP to pad: 14 1/2". Drop at heel: 2". Drop at comb: 1 1/2". Slight cast off. Presented in a contemporary oak and leather trunk case with Stephen Grant & Joseph Lang, LTD. label complete with nickelplated snap caps & oil bottle and an additional weatherproof canvas case. SN 6782.

**Subject to State & Federal Firearms Laws**

Provenance: Highest quality SLE with "extra special engraving" made for F. C. Fowler of Moodas CT, USA and delivered on Oct 9, 1898 at a cost of 79 pounds sterling according to Grant records.

Other Notes: New barrels (26 inch) fitted by the maker in 1929 proofed for 1 1/8 oz and 2 5/8 in chambers (2 3/4 in. usable) Right barrel is choked .008 (light IC) and left barrel .012 (light 1 /4 choke) perfect bores. Maker noted that balance is unchanged with new barrels weighing 2 lbs, 15 oz.

  • Very good condition, with engraving sharp and superbly executed. Highly figured wood with no blemishes and sharp checkering.

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December 13, 2008 10:00 AM EST
Columbia, SC, US

Charlton Hall

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