Classic English Shotguns and
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12-Bore and larger Classic English Shotguns
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Winchester A VIRTUALLY NEW AND UNUSED WINCHESTER 12-BORE (3IN.) 'SELECT SPORTING' SINGLE-TRIGGER OVER AND UNDER EJECTOR,  30in. nitro barrels with ventilated mid rib and 10mm ventilated matt top-rib, 3in. chambers, multichokes (one spare), hold-open toplever, manual safety with integral barrel selector switch, adjustable single-trigger, partial acanthus scroll engraving, silver finish, 14 1/2in. figured pistolgrip stock including 3/4in. rubber recoil pad, in its makers red universal case. £950 Pictures to follow
Thos Hawkes A 12-Bore Boxlock Ejector by Thos Hawkes
A top quality boxlock made in Birmingham from a fine British Gunmaker. Fitted with the Baker single selective trigger this is one of the finest ever designed, known for
it's reliability and used throughout the gun trade.  With 30in. nitro reproved barrels, the rib engraved 'THOs HAWKES. GUNMAKER, WEAMAN STREET. BIRMINGHAM' and engraved with a flash of scroll at the breech end, 2
½in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and full choke, treble-grip action with hidden third bite, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, border and fine acanthus scroll engraving, brushed bright finish, 15in. Highly figured stock including 1in. wooden extension, weight 6lb. 8oz.
Please note: This gun has now been sold.
T. Horsley & Son

A T. HORSLEY & SON 12-BORE SIDELOCK EJECTOR
30" nitro reproved barrels, rib engraved 'THOS. HORSLEY & SON. MAKERS. YORK.', 2½" chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and 1/2 choke. Bore size in the right barrel .736 and in the left barrel .732. Wall Thickness in the right barrel 23 and in the left 27.A treble-grip action with hidden third bite, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, border and fine acanthus scroll engraving surrounding vignettes of pointer and pheasant, brushed bright finish, 14 3/8in. figured stock including 5/8in. buttplate, weight 6lb. 12oz. In its makers case.
£5600.00

Army & Navy An Army & Navy C.S.L.A. 12-bore sidelock ejector
28" nitro replacement barrels, tubes engraved 'NEW BARRELS FITTED BY HENRY ATKIN LTD. 27. ST. JAMES'S STREET. LONDON.', 2½" chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and imp. cyl. Choke. Bore size in the right barrel .731 and in the left barrel .730. Wall Thickness in the right barrel 27 and in the left 32. treble-grip action with carved stylised leaf fences, removable striker discs, automatic safety, toplever engraved '1', border and acanthus scroll engraving, brushed finish, 14 1/8in. figured stock, weight 6lb. 14oz. In its makers case.
£3250.00
Unnamed AN UN-NAMED .410 WARD PATENT SINGLE-BARRELLED HAMMERLESS NON-EJECTOR
25 1/8in. nitro barrel, 2½" chamber, bored approx. full choke, automatic side safety, retaining much renewed colour-hardening and finish, 14 3/8in. stock, weight 3lb. 9oz.
This gun has now been sold

Watson Bros WATSON BROS. A 12-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR
28 1/4in. nitro reproved barrels, tubes engraved 'WATSON BROS. 7, BURY STREET, ST. JAMES'S. LONDON.', 2½" chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and ½ choke. Bore size in the right barrel .734 and in the left barrel .725. Wall Thickness in the right barrel 23 and in the left 32. treble-grip action, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, bold border and acanthus scroll engraving, retaining very slight traces of colour-hardening, 14 3/8in. highly-figured stock including buttplate, weight 6lb. 12oz. In its makers case.   Please note: this gun has now been sold.

William Ford

A 12-bore single-trigger boxlock ejector gun

A classic gun by one of the most-respected Birmingham maker's - William Ford. With a Baker single selective -trigger, the bolstered treble-grip action-body with concealed third-bite, the sides of the action-body with the makers name engraved in a scrolling banner surrounded by foliate-scrollwork, figured stock with recoil-pad, the barrels with game-rib engraved William Ford, 15 St. Mary's Row, Birmingham

W.J. Jeffery & Co. A 12-bore boxlock gun by W.J. Jeffery
A straight-forward gun made by W.J. Jeffery and Co. The sides of the treble-grip action-body with the makers name engraved in a scrolling banner and border-scrollwork, traces of hardening-colour, figured stock, the barrels with game-rib engraved W.J. Jeffery & Co., 13 King St., St. James's, London
 
Charles Francis A Charles Francis 12-bore boxlock ejector
A lovely gun with 30" barrels and a 15½" highly figured stock.  Fences carved in relief with grape and vine motifs, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, best bold acanthus scroll engraving on action.

Please note: This gun has been recently sold
W.Palmer-Jones A Best  12-Bore Boxlock Ejector with Baker Single Selective Trigger
An excellent example of the guns produced by Birmingham gun-maker William Palmer-Jones. This gun features fine scroll and rose engraving on the action with scallop edges and games scenes on either side as shown in the pictures below. The top-lever has the maker’s name inlaid in gold. Much of the gun's original colour case hardening is retained on one of the best single-trigger boxlocks we have come across for some time. The Baker single selective trigger is one of the finest ever designed, known for it's reliability and used throughout the gun trade. The well-figured walnut stock has a gold oval and a best silvers recoil pad fitted, tear drop and chequering is still sharp for the gun’s age.
AYA A Pair of AYA Nº 1 Best Sidelock 20 Bore Guns
The AYA Nº 1 has been the flagship of the AYA line since its introduction in the late 1950s. Similiar to the classic Holland & Holland-style sidelock, the Nº 1 has every hallmark of classic English shotgun design:  Purdey-type double underlugs, chopper-lump barrels, detachable locks, articulated front trigger, and optional self-opener. The Nº 1 is engraved in classic Purdey-style rose-and-scroll, and is stocked in best walnut.
Please note: These guns have been recently sold.
William Powell and Sons
A Best 12-bore Sidelock Ejector Shotgun
This is a superb example of the craftmanship that William Powell and sons are renowned for. The gun features an action that is stunning with intricate scroll engraving and a gorgeous stock with teardrop and sharp chequering. Please note: This gun has been recently sold.
W C Scott

A Pair of Rare W C Scott Best Boxlock 20-bore Ejectors
A rare pair of much sought after guns. The W. C. Scott 20-bore best box-lock ejectors were made to commemorate the wedding of Prince Charles to Diana Spencer in 1981 and it is believed were given to a member of the aristocracy. The underside of the guns features the 'badge' of the three feathers and the Prince of Wales' motto 'Ich dien' (I serve ) as well as the date of the wedding itself. The quality of these guns cannot be denied, it is believed the guns were intended for a petite lady as they were made to be lighter than normal weighing in at 5lb 8ozs. These are a very rare pair of guns and as such the price for them is available on application. Please contact us for more details

Please note: these guns have been recently sold

E J Churchill An E.J. Churchill 'Utility XXV' 12-Bore Boxlock Ejector Shotgun

Another classic Churchill gun in simply excellent condition throughout. The actionbody retains original colour case hardening and features best bouquet and scroll engraving. Gun supplied in maker's case with with accessories.

James Purdey and Sons A Best Sidelock Ejector by James Purdey and Sons
An exceptional gun made in 1967 by James Purdey and Sons. This gun features superb engraving throughout by the highly regarded Ken Hunt. Engraved on the left hand lock is a partridge in flight, there are pheasants in a woodland scene on the right lock and woodcok on the bottom plate. The gun has an immaculate highly figured stock with a 15" pull. Serious enquiries only - further information on this gun will only be given by ringing 01335 324001
Please note: this gun has been recently sold
E. J. Churchill & Sons A Rare and Unique trio of E. J. Churchill 12-bore Boxlock Ejectors
An opportunity to own a trio of guns like these comes along once in a lifetime. This set of guns were made in 1905 for Vincent Cartwright Vickers (1879-1939), son of the founder of Vickers Aerospace. Check out the quality of these fine guns by clicking on the link above.
Please note: these guns have been recently sold
Charles Hellis & Sons A 12-Bore Single Selective Trigger Sidelock Ejector
This is a highly desirable gun by a London maker. It has full choke in both barrels and has a William Baker single selective trigger and T. Page Wood's patent cleft top lever. The action is adorned with best bold engraving and feathered border retaining some colour case hardening. The highly-figured stock featuring treble-grip action and ¼" ebonite extension. This is an investment worth considering for someone wanting a gun from a London maker without the expense of a Purdey or a Holland and Holland. Well worth a viewing.
Please note: this gun has been recently sold
James Purdey & Sons A J Purdey and Sons Best Self Opening Sidelock 12-Bore Shotgun
A classic J Purdey shotgun in excellent condition for it's age. This gun features best Purdey bouquet and scroll engraving on an action that still retains much of it's original colour case hardening. It has recently been fitted with new 28" monoblock game barrels and so has as new barrel thickness and bore measurements. The stock is a very nice highly figured example with fine, sharp chequering, teardrop and a gold oval. The gun will be supplied in a superb makers' oak and leather case with Purdey, oil bottle, snapcaps, cleaning rod and accessories. All exuding Purdey qualitiy at a very reasonable price.
Please note: this gun has been recently sold
J. Wilkes A Stunning Best 12-Bore Sidelock Ejector Gun by J. Wilkes
We believe this gun has never been used, it's in absolute mint condition. Full colour case hardening, gold inlaid action, presentation quality stock, superb maker's case - this is a seriously good gun. Click on the link and be stunned!
Please note: this gun has been recently sold.
S Entwistle A Fine 12-Bore Boxlock Ejector
A very nice gun made by S. Entwistle. This gun is quite light to carry weighing just over six pounds. The action features bold scroll engraving in the style of Holland and Holland. The fences are engraved with stylised oak leaves on a matt background. The stock is highly figured and the barrels feature a game rib.
Please note: this gun has been recently sold.

 
Rifles and Sporting Guns

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Marlin

A Marlin .17 HMR Rifle Model 917VS  in excellent condition
he Marlin 917VS comes with a laminated Monte Carlo style stock that correctly positions the eye behind a telescopic sight. Its receiver is tubular and its action locks closed by means of a single lug at the root of the bolt handle. The two-position safety is positive and works well. The 917VS is a good looking rifle and is in excellent as new condition with limited use
Please note: This gun has been recently sold

Smaller Bore Classic English Shotguns

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John Wilkes A JOHN WILKES A 16-BORE BOXLOCK EJECTOR
28in. nitro reproved barrels, rib engraved 'JOHN WILKES. 21. BROAD STREET, GOLDEN SQUARE. LONDON. W.', 2½" chambers, bored approx. true cyl. and ½ choke. . Bore size in the right barrel .663 and in the left barrel .663. Wall Thickness in the right barrel 23 and in the left 25. carved fences, automatic safety, bouquet and scroll engraving, bright and blued finish overall, 15 1/4in. stock including 1in. wooden extension and 3/4in. rubber recoil pad, weight 5lb. 15oz. In its makers case   £2,500
E. Fletcher & Son  A 16-bore boxlock non-ejector gun
28-inch barrels with 2 1/2-inch chambers about improved cylinder and 1/2 choke borings, the frame with border engraving and retaining some original hardening colour, 14 1/2-inch figured stock including 3/4-inch ebonite extension

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Please contact Jason Clarke by telephone either on
+44(0)777310 5632 or +44(0)1335 324103


Please note: We are unable to provide information or valuations on guns over the internet. We would recommend taking your shotgun to a local gunsmith who would be able to give you an accurate estimation based on a thorough examination - obviously we cannot provide the same service without actually having the gun on our premises.