October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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(ca 1905) 28" Dovetailed barrels. Barrels of gun no. "1" are unmarked. Barrel flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 2 - 1/2" chambers. Bottoms of barrels are stamped "MADE IN ENGLAND". Barrels of gun no. "2" are engraved "Joseph Lang & Son 102 New Bond Street London" on narrow, swamped, game rib. Rear portion of rib is engraved "2". Barrel flats are stamped with London nitro proofs for 1 - 1/8 oz of shot. Guns were originally made as a true pair, with numbers also engraved on top levers and forend tips. Case hardened sidelock actions are stocked to the fences, and feature automatic safeties (SAFE inlaid in gold), deeply engraved line tumbler end cocking indicators, pivoting third fasteners, and double triggers. Action and locks are engraved with about 60% coverage well cut, varying sized scroll. "Joseph Lang & Son" is on each lockplate. Scroll engraved top levers and trigger guards are blued. Serial numbers are on short tangs. Fairly well matched, nicely streaked European walnut straight grip buttstocks measure 14 - 1/8" over ribbed wood butts, and feature classic drop points, flat top point pattern checkering, and vacant gold ovals on toe lines. Matching splinter ejector forends have Anson releases. What may be original makers two gun oak and leather case with brass corners, is lined in green cloth, and has gold embossed reddish brown leather Lang label in lid. Case contains two piece walnut and brass cleaning rod with mop and jag in black morocco wallet, with another wallet containing pull through cleaning kit. CONDITION: Good. Newer barrels of gun "1" retain most of their original blue with considerable silvering from normal hand wear. Barrels of gun "2" retain approx 60% of an old re-blue, engraving considerably thinned. Actions retain slight traces of their orig case hardening color where protected, but are nearly all pewter gray, engraving still clear. Stocks retain most of an old oil refinish, sharp edges rounded, checkering worn. Bores are excellent, with some light striations in gun "2". Actions are tight. Barrels of gun "1" are on face, "2" very slightly off face. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case leather is very dark, and scuffed, with some rubs through. One strap is missing. Replacement strap and handle are good. Interior cloth is very good.
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Value
Accessories
CASE
Barrel Length
(A)(B) 27 - 7/8"
Barrel Wall Thickness
(A) (L) .032 (R) .031 (B) (L) .022 (R) .025
Chamber
2 - 1/2"
Choke
(A) (L) .031 (Full) (R) .007 (Improved Cylinder) (B) (L) .011 (Light Modified) R .002 (Skeet)
Drop at Comb
(A) 1 - 1/2" B) 2 - 1/16"
Drop at Heel
A) 2" B) 2 - 9/16 "
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
Gauge
(BOTH) 12 BORE
Internal Bore Diameter
(A) (L) .727 (R) .728 (B) (L) .735 (R) .735
Length of Pull
(BOTH) 14 - 1/8" both cast 1/2" off
Manufacturer
JOSEPH LANG AND SON
Model
(A)(B) SXS SIDELOCK
Paperwork
Weight
A) 6 lbs 12 oz. B) 6 lbs 6 oz.
Serial Number
(A) 13802; (B) 13803
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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