Boss & co 12 Hammergun

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Boss & co 12 Sidelever Hammergun. £19,950

Made in 1883 this original rare Boss side lever hammergun in the longterm ownership of W.H.Tucker who fought in the First World War (docs available) and whose name is embossed on the case.

serial number 3970 with 30″ Damascus brls,  2 1/2″ chambers outstanding bores of L .730″ with  min wall .036″ R .731″ with min wall .033″  open chokes. 

Gun weight 7lb 1/2oz

Perfectly executed profuse fine scroll

Looks to be original stock of 15 1/2″ with extension of 1/14″ 

in its original case embossed W.H.Tucker.

£19950

£19,950

Piotti pair 12 £8750

Pair of Piotti 12 bore side by sides £8750

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Piotti 12 bore side by sides

Pair of Piotti game guns

12 BORE /side by sides

Finest Italian guns of the modern era. Piotti pride themselves in making handmade guns to a very similar fashion to English guns.

This pair although plain action border engraved with case colour have all the best elements you expect to see in a pair of guns. Sidelock ejectors , self opening with the Holland system and quite frankly impossible to make at this money.

Barrels are 27 5/8" 70mm chambers choked full and half in both guns. Bores are perfect at .727" The wall thickness is comparable to a new gun with minimum walls of .028" .030" .032" .028"

These double trigger guns weigh 7lb 10z with stock measurements of length 15 5/8" inc 1" wood extension Bend of 1 1/2"  2" and a cast off of 3/8"

All for the sum of £8750

£8,750

Watson Bros 12 £8450.

Watson Bros 12 side by side £8,450

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 Watson Bros game gun

12 BORE /side by side

Beautifully restored by ourselves this 12 bore sidelock ejector.With very good condition 27" barrels with 2 3/4 chambers, 1/4 and 3/4 chokes. Minimum wall thickness of .028" in both bores. Bore sizes of  Left .731" Right .732" proofed at .729"   Engraved with small scroll and name inlaid in gold. Carved breech ends and all set off with case colour hardening. All wood stock length of 14 3/4". Wrapped in its beautiful lightweight leather case.

£8,450

Pair Watson 12 £19,000

Pair of Watson Bros side by sides £19,000

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Pair of Watson Bros game guns

12 BORE /side by sides

Pleased to have acquired this time capsule pair of guns. Purpose made in the 1930's for driven game. Engraved by the legendary Harry Kell with his classic style and carved breechends.

Made with 29" barrels with very good wall thicknesses and bores.

The perfectly matched pair of stocks were restocked in the 90's to 14 3/4" all wood.

In their original case with original canvas outer which are a grand lesson in craftsmanship to be admired.

£19,000

28 Bore Pigeon gun

28 bore pigeon gun | £65,000.

 

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Watson Bros 28 Bore

28 BORE / Pigeon Gun

A new gun ready for the final finishing stage and adjusting to clients measurements.

A self opening sidelock ejector round body with our signature coffin shape action.

Barrels - 29 1/2". Choked both 3/4 presently with a wide raised matted flat top rib giving superb pointability.

A beavertail forend and pistol grip stock made from deluxe walnut.

Actioned round body with sideclips fitted with double triggers.

Engraving ornately carved with Oak leaves, complementary carving down the barrels with a carved/pierced lever adorned with a pheasant head.

The whole piece wrapped in a lightweight brown leather case ,yellow stitching and blue interior.

 

£65,000

James Purdey 16 Bore

16 Bore Purdey bar-in -wood hammergun £16,950

 

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16 bore James Purdey Bar-in-Wood Hammergun

A rare opportunity to acquire a fine condition 16 bore top lever bar-in-wood hammergun by JamesPurdey&sons

Built in 1877  The 29" Damascus choked barrels with 2 3/4" chambers. clean bores .The gun has been restocked to 15 1/2" with deluxe wood befitting the period.

Cased in an original fully restored Oak and leather Purdey hammergun case.

£16,950

Watsons Bros 20 £22,500

Watsons Bros | £22,500

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Watson Bros

20 bore side by side

28″ brls 2 3/4″ chambers with game rib and 3/8 chokes. Barrels by Michael Louca . A traditional Beesley type action complete with self opening system sidelock ejector. Adorned with fine rose and scroll with beautiful delicate gold inlay trim.Complemented with case colour hardening.
Double trigger with a 14 1/2″ stock. Wrapped in a best London lightweight leather case with french blocked accessories.

Made in 1989 , this is the very first gun made by Michael Louca.

£22,500

4 Bore

Four Bore | From £98,000

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4 Bore

Specially designed four bore sidelock ejector this is the only correctly proportioned four bore being manufactured in England
Made in our Towerbridge workshop and designed by Michael Louca
Barrel lengths can be from 36" to 42"
Weight is from 17lb to 20lb depending on the cartridge weight which can be 3 1/2 ounces to 4 ounces
Double trigger or single trigger
Pistol grip is advised
Exhibition grade wood
Stocked to your measurements
Engraving is included from one of our many patterns
Guncase is an extra cost dependant on the type of case required

From £98,000

The Pigeon Gun

The Pigeon | From £65,000

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The Pigeon

There has always been a fascination for the pigeon gun, this was borne out of seeking an advantage against your competitors at live pigeon shooting, usually their was a lot of money at stake! 

To shoot fast and get a good sight picture a broad, higher than normal matted flat top rib was the order of the day this enabled the shooter to shoot high as the bird was always rising out of the trap, of course to guarantee a kill within the perimeter fence full choke would often be used.

Bigger cartridges and more pellets so 2¾" or 3" heavy loads were used. To make the gun strong enough side-clips and a third grip were required on the action. Of course with all this came the need for more weight. You can expect a side-by-side pigeon gun to be in excess of 7 ¼lb to give a stable platform for the shooter.

Nowadays the pigeon gun has seen a resurgence as a high-bird gun. They share the same characteristics in the field, but the pigeon gun has developed into being not just a heavy breeched with heavy load gun.  Today's pigeon gun has to have a certain style that goes with it.

30" barrels, high broad flat top matted rib, ¾ or full choke.
Third grip and clips on a larger action.
Single or double trigger
Stock to be pistol grip with long beaver tail for-end and probably adorned with heel and toe pieces. Some are auto safety option.
Carved breechends with heavy engraving.
Complemented with a deluxe case with canvas outer

From £65,000

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