"H.J. HUSSEY IMPERIAL EJECTOR DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 14159. Cal. 16 ga. Fine English Purdey look-alike with 26-1/8" steel bbls, choked CYL/CYL 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 burl English walnut with checkered splinter forearm and straight stock with raised teardrop side panels & diamond shaped grip, 14-1/2" over a checkered butt. Bottom of stock has a blank gold initial plate. Bore diameter: left - .670, right - .670. Bore restrictions: left - .000, right - .000. Wall thickness: left - .022, right - .023. Drop at heel: 1-3/4", drop at comb: 1-1/4". Weight: 6 lbs. 0 oz. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbls retain all of a fine re-blacked finish. Receiver retains 25-30% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Lockplates retain about 70% faded case colors with balance turned silver. Opening lever retains about 90% orig niter blue and trigger guard about 70%. Stock has two small chips back of left lockplate, otherwise wood is sound & retains most of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bores. 4-31105 JR226 (5,000-7,000)"
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