Lot 32: J. P. Claborough 12 Gauge Side By Side Self Opening Sidelock Shotgun Fitted with 5 Thin Walled Briley Choke Tubes

J. P. Claborough 12 Gauge Side By Side Self Opening Sidelock Shotgun Fitted with 5 Thin Walled Briley Choke Tubes, Lovely, absolutely first quality workmanship on a par with London's best. Rigby style curved side plates exhibiting 90% fine scroll and game scene engraving. Greener cross bolt. 26 inch barrels with bright sparkling bores. 2 3/4 in chambers. Barrel blue is about perfect with no dings or scratches. Auto ejectors work perfectly. Tear drops behind stock cheeks. Double triggers. Exquisite custom checkering pattern with no mashed diamonds or dings. Cocking indicators. No noticeable dings or scratches in the nicely figured walnut stock or forend. Well figured wood with rounded pistol grip. Forend has inlaid triangle of buffalo horn inlaid at tip. Gold initial shield inlaid in belly of stock. Length of pull: 14 3/8 inches. Drop at heel: 2 7/8 inches. Drop at heel: 1 3/8 inches. A top quality Birmingham piece with lots of extra features.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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