May 18, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2022
Circa 1889. A sweet lightweight Damascus barreled 28 bore side lock, side by side game gun. Barrels are 28" in length with 2 - 1/2" chambers, extractors, matte filed, swamp game concaved rib. Rib reads "W.R. PAPE. NEW CASTLE-ON TYNE-INVENTOR-OF-CHOKE BOREING". Top rib also fit with doll's head extension and small steel round front bead site. Nitro barrels were reproofed in London in 1990 and have chokes measuring: left: Improved Modified and right: Modified. The coin-finished sidelock action is fit with cocking indicators, third fastener for doll's head and blued top lever. Action is engraved with scrolls and games scenes of pointing dog on farm stalking pheasants. Sidelocks also engraved "W.R. PAPE". Bottom action engraved with scrolls. Top lever engraved with scrolls and is checkered at thumb. Action is built with double triggers and is auto-safe. Safe slide is checkered. The straight-grained English walnut stock with slender Prince of Wales pistol grip is finely and fancy checkered with engraved horn grip cap, silver shield and black ebonite scored buttplate. The gun's double triggers are protected by an engraved trigger guard with 3/4 length bottom strap. Engraving is scroll with a pair of hunting dogs giving chase to a flying quail. Bottom tang with scrolls and guns serial number "6010". Matching splinter forend with horn tip, matched checkering, and Deeley styled latch release. Forend metal is scroll engraved. Faded case colored interior iron metal with guns serial number "6010". Gun comes with a vintage canvas case and a soft carry case. CONDITION: Very good. Barrels retain mostly all of their Damascus with faded brown and some handling marks from use. Barrels are loose. Action is sound and is proud to wood at rear of right lockplate. Stock and forend with handling marks. Vintage case is good but locked. Soft carry case is good with handling and storage marks. This lot was donated as part of the NRA Firearms for Freedom program, for more information, visit CP

Item Dimensions: 34" x 14" x 8"
Hard & Soft Cases
Barrel Length
Barrel Wall Thickness
(L) .039 (R) .042
28 Bore
2 - 1/2"
(L) .019 (R) .007
Drop at Comb
1 - 3/8"
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
28 Bore
Internal Bore Diameter
(L) .538 (R) .550
Length of Pull
14 - 5/8"
W.R. Pape
Serial Number
5 Lbs 6 Oz.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,800.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
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