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HIGH ORIGINAL CONDITION DAINTY HAMMER .410 GAME GUN RETAILED BY RUSSELL HILLSDON.
Cal. .410 3″
These sm. bore British shotguns are often found in poor condition from long term storage in garden sheds & barns, ready for use in exterminating pests, therefore examples in high condition are fairly scarce. This gun has 28″ dovetailed bbls. engraved “Royal Counties” on swamped game rib. Tops of bbls. are engraved “Russell Hillsdon” “Chichester”. Bbl. flats are stamped w/ Birmingham nitro proofs for 3″ chambers & 9/16 oz. of shot. Case hardened top lever action is fitted w/ backspring locks w/ sm. round bodied serpentine rebounding hammers. Water table is stamped “Solid Bar” & w/ serial number. Action is engraved w/ about 40% coverage varying size scroll within double line borders. Blued trigger guard with scroll on bow has serial number on tang. Straight grip buttstock of nicely streaked European walnut measures 14 1/8″ over serrated wood butt. Point pattern checkering is at grip & a vacant silver oval is on toeline. Matching splinter forend has spring tension release.
MEASUREMENTS: BBLS: Bore Diameter: R .382″, L .382″. Restriction: R (FULL?), L (FULL?). Min. Wall Thickness: R L. STOCK: DAH: 2 1/2″. DAC: 1 7/16″. LOP: 14 1/8″. CAST: 0. WEIGHT: 4 lb. 6 oz.