"JOSEPH LANG & SON DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 8561. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English dbl with 28" steel bbls, choked FULL/CYL with tapered concave, smooth rib, sgl bead, doll's head rib extension, ejectors & dbl underbites. It has a full sidelock receiver with cocked indicators and is lightly decorated with maker's name on each side. Mounted with nicely figured English walnut with checkered splinter forearm and straight hand stock with raised side panels, 14-5/8" over a checkered butt. Accompanied by its orig burgundy felt lined trunk case with maker's label in lid & compartmented in bottom for shotgun, various tools & implements. Bore diameter: left - .726, right - .726. Bore restrictions: left - .031, right - .001. Wall thickness: left - .029, right - .039. Drop at heel: 2", drop at comb: 1-3/8". Weight: 7 lbs. 1.28 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain virtually all of a restored rust blue finish. Receiver is mostly case colors turned silver with left lockplate retaining most of its orig case colors, fading to silver. Right lockplate has traces of case colors with balance turned silver. Wood is sound with forearm a dark hand worn finish showing heavy wear. Buttstock with freshened checkering has a couple of hairlines back of top tang and retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Case is poor with both ends of lid missing and all of the exterior covering missing. Interior is lightly soiled with some moth damage and front handle & all of attachments are missing. 4-31103 JR237 (4,000-7,000)"
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