February 17-19, 2020 Field & Range Firearms
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29" Laminated steel barrels are engraved "Williams & Powell Patentees 25 South Castle St Liverpool" and "Converted By W. B. Barratt. Burton on Trent" on medium game rib. A shoe lump has been added and bottoms of barrels are stamped with Birmingham black powder proofs. Case hardened action with right side lever is fitted with original percussion non-rebounding locks having round bodied serpentine hammers. Action and locks are scroll engraved. There are pairs of dogs at tails of each lockplate. Trigger guard is also engraved with dogs and birds. Serial number is on tang. Nicely marbled and fiddle figured European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 14-1/2" over steel buttplate with long top tang. Matching splinter forend attaches to barrels with sliding side bolt through shaped steel escutcheons. Gun is housed in what appears to be its original mahogany case with inlet D-handle lined in green cloth with old paper Williams & Powell label in lid. Bottom compartment reconfigured and contains some loading tools, nipple key, bone handled cleaning brush, and small pewter oil bottle. CONDITION: Good to fine. Barrels have most of an old brown finish. Walls at front part of chambers are under .090. Action and locks have a considerable amount of newer case hardening color most likely applied at time of conversion. Stocks have numerous marks and dents in old oil refinish. Checkering worn. Bores are good with scattered pitting. Action is tight. Locks are fine. Case has some cracks in lid, with a missing piece at rear. Interior cloth is good. Label is oil soaked, foxed, and with areas rubbed through. MGM44.
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Value
Accessories
Case, Accessories
Barrel Length
29"
Barrel Wall Thickness
(L) .020 (R) .022
Chamber
Choke
(L) .000 - Cylinder (R) .000 - Cylinder
Drop at Comb
1 - 1/2"
Drop at Heel
2 - 1/8"
FFL Status
Antique
Gauge
16 Bore
Internal Bore Diameter
(L) .674 (R) .676
Length of Pull
14 - 1/2" Neutral Cast
Manufacturer
Williams & Powell
Model
SxS Double Hammer Gun
Paperwork
Weight
6 lbs 13 oz.
Serial Number
4630
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,320.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
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