December 6-8, 2023 Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 12/6/2023
Circa 1994. A beautiful and bespoke game gun with London nitro proofed 29" blued steel barrels. Barrels are furnished with ejectors and 2 - 3/4" chambers. The gun's barrel rib is smooth, concave, and tapered. Rib with small brass round front bead sight and light floral scroll at breech. Left barrel reads "P.V. NELSON, (GUNMAKER)". Right barrel reads "LONDON". Barrel flats with London nitro proof, "16", "NP", "16.8", "70MM", and "900 BAR". Tubes with matching serial number "1188" at bottom. Chokes are Modified in left barrel and Improved Cylinder in right. The color case hardened round frame is elegantly hand engraved with tight scrolls and floral bouquets throughout by Master Engraver "K. Thomas", who has signed on the right hand side of trigger plate. The actions sidelock plates are also engraved "P.V. NELSON" in a banner scroll and "P.V. NELSON", "LONDON" at action bottom. Sidelock also with gold line cocking indicators, set disk strikers, assisted opening mechanism, case hardened double triggers, and is non-auto safe. Blacked top lever and safe slide are engraved and checkered. Trigger guard with right hand rolled edge is blacked, floral scroll engraved and extends to a long bottom strap which is also floral scroll engraved, and bears the gun's serial number 1188. The lovely reddish brown finely checkered English straight grip stock is built with an initial engraved gold oval. Buttstock is checkered. The matched checkered splinter forend is furnished with an Anson release. Escutcheon, diamond pin, and exterior iron metal are engraved and case hardened. Interior iron metal is case hardened, bears the serial number, and signed "PV" at base of ejector mechanism. This exquisite gun lives in a custom brown alligator oak and leather case by Marvin Huey. Case is furnished with snap caps, round brass oil bottle, white handled cleaning tools and turnscrews, case keys, black and gold leather "P.V. NELSON" case label and a brass cleaning rod. CONDITION: Excellent. Virtually new. Barrels retain 98% original colors and bores are bright. Action, Triggers and ejectors are mechanically sound. Stock is excellent. Forend is excellent. Case is excellent. Overall an excellent gun and package.

ADDENDUM: The stock has been shortened to the current length, and the original wood piece is included in the case.
Oak and Leather Case & Accessories
Barrel Length
Barrel Wall Thickness
(L) .026 (R) .024
2 - 3/4"
(L) .017 (R) .007
Drop at Comb
1 - 3/8"
Drop at Heel
2 - 1/8"
FFL Status
16 Bore
Internal Bore Diameter
(BOTH) .662
Length of Pull
14 - 1/4"
P.V. Nelson
Best SLE
5 Lbs. 13 oz.
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $45,600.00
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Friday, December 8, 2023.
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