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Army Navy 12 Ga. – LONDON EJECTOR, 30”, STUNNING

$3,950.00

SKU: Army & Navy CSL 12ga sn44187 Categories: , , , Tags: , , , , , ,

Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase

Description

General Specs: Army & Navy, Year 1904, 12 Gauge, 6lbs. 6oz., Chokes SK/F, LOP 15 5/16″, DAH 2 1/8″, DAC 1 7/16″
Serial Number: 44187

Here we have a very high grade boxlock ejector gun from a LONDON MAKER AND LONDON PROOFED during 1904 in superb condition.  Weighing in at a scant 6lbs. 6oz. and balanced nicely between the hands and just forward of the hinge pin even with its 30”, perfectly struck barrels, this is the epitome of a LONDON BEST boxlock ejector gun.  The gun remains in proof with its 2 ½” chambers, is tight on hinge and breech face, AND WE HAVE PLENTY OF 2 ½” RST AMMUNITION IN STOCK.  Those that follow side x side shotguns know Vintage Firearm, Inc. is deeply entrenched in the double gun world, and we get to see a LOT of very nice shotguns.  When we note this gun is not your “run of the mill” British boxlock, we know what we are talking about.  The 80% coverage English scroll engraving is phenomenal in its execution and demonstrative of turn-of-the-century BEST QUALITY LONDON GUNMAKER’S SKILLS.  When you examine the exterior of the barrels you can’t help to realize how most all the double guns we look at pale in comparison to the finish work of the early London barrel finishers…they are flawless and mirror smooth.  The finely figured wood is impregnated with the finest hand-rubbed oil finish, the checkering and drop points superbly hand-cut, the wood-to-metal fit impeccable, AND THE STOCK TERMINATES IN A CHECKERED BUT AND MEASURES A LONG 15 5/16” LENGTH OF PULL (and no add-on wood extensions we see too often).  Tall guys…this is your gun.  Just review the photos and you will see the superiority of this LONDON BEST when compared to other English BLE guns offered for sale.  And of course, when buying a fine shotgun from Vintage Firearms, you know we have thoroughly measured the gun in every aspect, providing you the information you MUST know to make an intelligent buying decision; just see the specifications below. The photos are clear and demonstrative so you can see what you are buying. This is a VFI CERTIFIED GUN, THE ACTION AND FOREND IRON HAVING BEEN STRIPPED TO THE SMALLEST PARTS, ULTRASONIC CLEANED, ALL PARTS SCRUBBED CLEAN AND INSPECTED FOR FUNCTION AND INTEGRITY, LUBRICATED PROPERLY, REASSEMBLED, AND SHIPPED WITH A 90-DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY.  The ejectors are strong and timed, the trigger pulls clean, the automatic safety is fully functional, all ready for decades more service.  It is true that London guns are the measure by which all others are judged, and when you handle and mount this Army Navy London gun you will know exactly what they are referring to…stunning!  What an elegant, long-barreled gun for pursuit of game or the elusive clay targets, and the price is truly a bargain when you look at the features and beauty of this 120-year-old shotgun.  Thanks for looking, and don’t hesitate or she’ll be in someone else’s gun cabinet.

 

Barrels
Barrel Length:  30″ perfectly struck
Chokes:  .006/.039   SK/F
Bores:  shiny bore
Bore Diameter:  .734/.736 in proof
Wall Thickness:  .034/.029
% Blue:  99% London blue
Chambers:  2 1/2″ proofed; in proof
Ribs:  concave smooth; tight; bells
Sights:  front silver bead
Action
Action:  tight-centered
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejector-timed
Receiver Condition:  70% faded, thinning factory case color
Screws:  excellent; niter blue
Engraving:  80% cover, fine English scroll, top quality
Trigger Type:  double-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  99% nicely engraved
Stock
Type:  English/splinter; drop points; highly figured European walnut
LOP:  15 5/16″
LOP To End Of Wood:  15 5/16″
DAH:  2 1/8″
DAC:  1 7/16″
Cast:  H 1/4 off, T 1/2″off
Checkering Condition:  superb
Butt Treatment:  checkered butt

 

INQUIRIES
There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on long guns. If it is a “VFI Certified” gun there is a 90 day mechanical warranty. Call or email us for more details or questions. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

 

Payment and Shipping
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in CO, FL, MI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $105.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
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We employ full time gunsmiths 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.

Army Navy 12 Ga. - LONDON EJECTOR, 30”, STUNNING
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