Charles Lancaster 12 Bore – BACK-ACTION SIDELOCK EJECTOR, ASSISTED OPENER, ANTIQUE, NICE!

Charles Lancaster 12 Bore – BACK-ACTION SIDELOCK EJECTOR, ASSISTED OPENER, ANTIQUE, NICE!

Price: $6,950.00
Product Code:Charles Lancaster 12b sn7834
Availability:In Stock
Used SxS Shotgun For Sale - English Double

Charles Lancaster 12 Bore SxS Shotgun

BACK-ACTION SIDELOCK EJECTOR, ASSISTED OPENER, ANTIQUE, NICE!

General Specs: Charles Lancaster, Year 1897, 12 Gauge, 6lbs 9oz, SxS
Serial Number: 7834

Charles Lancaster, Gunmaker, was established in 1826 and made a mark in the gun industry through 1932 when it was absorbed by Grant and Lang.  Firmly established as a LONDON BEST GUNMAKER, serving King Edward VII, King George V, and The Prince of Whales, and winning 72 First Class prizes and awards, Charles Lancaster guns are still considered amongst the top 10 gunmakers in the London trade.  Here we have a fine sidelock assisted opening action in 12 bore with beautiful, healthy Damascus barrels with the 151 New Bond St., London address.  Built in 1897, sn7834 is an antique BEST GUN in remarkable condition, with strong ejectors, mirror bores, 99% Damascus pattern, barrels in proof with    2 1/2” chambers, 30” with IC/M chokes, gorgeous English walnut stocks with good dimensions, and that stunning ornate English scroll with shaded backgrounds and perfect execution not found on modern guns.  This fine gun weighs just 6lbs. 9oz. and balances just perfectly ¼” in front of the hinge pin, making it quick to shoulder and a smooth swinging gun for fowl or clays.  The English double guns have always been the bench mark by which all other fine guns are judged, and now you can own some of the finest vintage guns on the planet for a very affordable price.  This is one of them.  Thanks for looking!

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Barrels

Barrel Length: 30"
Chokes: .007/.022  IC/M
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .732/.731
Wall Thickness: .024/.022
% Blue: 99% damascus pattern
Chambers: 2 1/2" in proof
Ribs: tight
Sights: single

Action

Action: tight
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: traces
Screws: excellent
Engraving: BEST scroll with shading; superb early English
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 99%

Stock

Type: english stock/splinter forend; nice turkish walnut
LOP: 14 7/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: same
DAH: 2 1/4"
DAC: 1 11/16"
Cast: 0
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: checkered butt

Other

There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details. Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. Thanks for looking!

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.

 

Payment & Shipping

Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $55.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: NO, ANTIQUE

Other

If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email me at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. You can also call us at #616-292-6240. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.