"H.J. HUSSEY IMPERIAL EJECTOR DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 14216. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English Purdey look-alike with 28" steel bbls, choked MOD/IMPCYL with tapered smooth, concave rib, sgl bead, ejectors & dbl underbites. Receiver has full sidelocks with gold lined cocked indicators with Purdey-style fences & dbl triggers. Receiver & lockplates are very beautifully engraved with English-style rose & scroll patterns with each lockplate having an extremely well detailed floral bouquet and maker's name in a panel on each side. Bottom of receiver has model number. Trigger guard & all appended metal are engraved to match. Mounted with highly figured French walnut with checkered splinter forearm and straight stock with raised teardrop side panels & diamond shaped grip, 14-1/2" over a checkered horn buttplate. Bottom of stock has a blank gold initial plate. Accompanied by its beautiful orig burgundy felt lined oak & leather trunk case with maker's label & specification label inside lid. Outside of lid is embossed "O. AMES.". Bottom is compartmented for shotgun & various parts. Bore diameter: Left .727, right .729. Bore restrictions: left - .018, right - .002. Wall thickness: left - .028, right - .024. Drop at heel: 1-1/2", drop at comb: 1-1/4". Weight: 6 lbs. 9.28 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish. Receiver & lockplates retain about all of their orig case colors with light wear around bottom edges. Wood is sound with minor nicks & dings with forearm showing moderate to heavy wear and retaining a dark hand worn patina. Stock with minor nicks & scratches retains a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. Case is very fine with moderate water damage with some leather covering missing on bottom. 4-31104 JR238 (7,500-12,500)"
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