April 27-30, 2021 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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Circa 2002. A very nice 12 bore with 28 - 1/2", 2 -3/4" chambered blued steel barreled seven-pin sidelock side by side game gun. This gun is part of a large collection that was thought to be lost. As history tells us, it was built, hidden, and stored as a barreled action in the white between the wars in Liege, Belgium. The barreled action was later discovered and built into a handsome game gun. This fine gun was by built by "Jules Bury","Lebeau Courally" for "Griffin & Howe". Barrels are built with matte, filed, tapered, concave game ribs with round brass front bead sight, ejectors and third fastener. Chokes are Modified and Improved Cylinder. On top of the left barrel reads "Hand made for Griffin & Howe NJ" and on top of right barrel read "Jules Bury Liege Belgium", both engraved in fine cursive italics. Breech ends of barrels with fine scroll. This particular set of barrels only reads "GRIFFIN & HOWE NY NY" on its barrel flats. Bottoms of barrels with Belgium proof marks and ID. Barrels short rib with guns serial number "2011". The rounded framed sidelock action is handsomely adorned with coin-finished full coverage tight and floral scrolls. Engraving signed by "YVES", which is engraved the right side of the trigger action plate. The well-configured action is built with auto-safe "S" in gold, double case colored triggers - front being articulated, disk set strikers, gas escape ports, and with third fastener. Water table and breech face are case colored. Action bottom with matching engraving and with gold inlay reading "Jules Bury" "Liege". The scroll engraved trigger guard extends to a long bottom strap which is fully scroll engraved and with serial number "2011". The engraving pattern is known as Prince Albert's. A fine and nicely checkered English straight hand grip, European walnut stock with dark marbling is completed by a diamond-patterned checkered butt. The stocks matching checkered splinter forend has a scroll engraved escutcheon, exterior iron metal, case colored interior iron metal with serial number "2011" and a case colored/checkered Anson-styled push-button forend release. CONDITION: Excellent. Barrels retain all of their nicely blued coloring. Barrels ring true and are shiny. Action is tight and ejectors are timed well. Triggers are crisp. Stock and forend with slight storage indications. Great gun. CP
Barrel Length
28 - 1/2"
Barrel Wall Thickness
L:.030 R:.028
2 - 3/4"
L:.020 R:.010
Drop at Comb
1 - 1/2"
Drop at Heel
2 - 1/4"
FFL Status
12 GA
Internal Bore Diameter
L:.726 R:.724
Length of Pull
14 - 3/4"
Jules Bury
Best SXS
6 Lbs. 5 oz.
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $9,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $18,000 - $22,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Friday, April 30, 2021.
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