"J. WILKES SMALL FRAME DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 4509. Cal. 28 ga. Fine little field gun with 27-5/8" bbls choked MOD/CYL with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, third bite rib extension, dbl underbite & dbl triggers. Top rib is marked with maker's name & address. It has boxlock Webley style receiver & has about 50% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with maker's name on each side. Top tang has a gold or brass inlay marked "SAFE". Mounted with a replacement, very highly figured, marblecake, honey & chocolate Circassian walnut stock & its orig horn insert checkered English walnut splinter forearm. Stock is straight hand, 13-7/8" over a thin solid pad. There is a blank silver oval initial on bottom. Bore diameter: left - .563, right - .561. Bore restrictions: left - .022, right - .000. Unable to gauge wall thickness. Drop at heel: 1-3/4", drop at comb: 1-1/8". Weight: 5 lbs. 6.4 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain 98-99% of a fine professionally restored rust blue finish. Receiver & appended metal are a cleaned silver/gray patina & wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches with forearm showing moderate to heavy wear & retaining a hand worn patina. Stock has a bruise in left wrist and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-59876 JR274 (5,000-7,000)"
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