SUPERB BEST QUALITY SMALL BORE BAR IN WOOD HAMMER SXS GUN BY CHARLES BOSWELL.
inv # 01-19821
Cal. 16 Ga., 2 1/2″.
At first glance, this fine gun looks to be made by Purdey’s as it is of the same style & evident high workmanship. 30″ Dovetailed fine 2 stripe Damascus bbls. are engraved “Charles Boswell Maker. 126. Strand. London. W.C ” on narrow swamped game rib. Bbl. flats are stamped w/ 1890 Blackpowder proofs for 16 B & 18 M along w/ “NOT FOR BALL”. Bottoms of bbls. are stamped w/ S#’s & “H.W”. Top lever bar in wood action of Purdey’s third style is fitted w/ front spring locks having low set round bodied serpentine rebounding hammers. Action & locks are engraved w/ 90% coverage well cut sm. scroll w/ sm. rose bouquet highlights. Blued top lever is engraved “PATENT” & each lock plate is engraved “CHARLES BOSWELL”. Trigger plate has sm. ball finial in Purdey style. Blued trigger guard w/ scroll on bow has S# on tang. Attractively marbled & lightly figured European walnut, straight grip buttstock measures 14 1/2″ over checkered horn buttplate, & features sm. drop points, classic point pattern checkering w/ mullered borders at grip, & vacant gold oval on toeline. Matching splinter forend has Anson release.
BARRELS: Bore diameter: Right .667″, Left .667″. Restriction: Right .030″ (Full), Left .025″ (Imp. Mod.). Min. Wall Thickness: Right .033″, Left .035″
STOCKS: LOP: 14 1/2″. DAC: 1 1/2″-. DAH: 1 7/8″+ No cast.
WEIGHT: 6 lbs., 7 oz.