November 15 & 16, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/16/2022
Circa 1907. This handsome double rifle has 24" blacked 'Krupp' steel barrels (marked 'Gussstahl Krupp') that are fit with extractors, doll's head rib extension, and chambered for the .500 3 - 1/4" cartridge. The rib is a file cut quarter rib with platinum lined express rear sights, consisting of a fixed standing sight and 2 folding leaves. The leaves are marked "200" & "300"; front sight is a ramp with a silver tipped blade. The rib reads "WATSON BROS. 29, OLD BOND STREET, LONDON.". The top of the right barrel reads "570 GRAIN BULLET" while the top of the left barrel reads "80 GRAINS CORDITE". Bottom of the rib is fit with swivel for sling. Bottom of the barrel flats have London nitro proofs and the importer marks are on the barrel lumps. Faded case color hardened finished boxlock action has disc set strikers, side clips, double triggers, blacked and engraved top lever that is checkered on the left side, "SAFE" inlaid in gold on top strap ahead of checkered thumb safe slide, and is non-auto safe. Scrolls adorn the action body with scrolls on the fences and trigger guard. The trigger plate on the bottom of the action body is also blacked. Long and engraved bottom strap with serial number. Best quality English walnut stock with checkered pistol grip, horn grip cap, swivel for sling and a Silver style rubber recoil pad. Barrels are fit with a splinter forend with lever release. CONDITION: Very good. Barrels retain 92% black. Action is sound. Trigger is crisp and ejectors are in time. Stock and forend are very good with very minor handling marks. CP
Barrel Length
.500 NE 3 - 1/4"
Drop at Heel
2 - 7/8"
FFL Status
Length of Pull
14 - 3/4"
Watson Bros
Boxlock Double Rifle
Serial Number
11 Lbs. 6 Oz.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $11,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $24,600.00
Estimate: $21,000 - $25,000
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
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