"ARMSTRONG & CO. SIDELOCK DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUN. SN 43483. Cal. 12 ga. Fine English dbl, number two of a pair, has 28" steel bbls choked IMP-CYL/IMP-CYL with tapered concave smooth rib, sgl bead, doll's head third bite rib extension, ejectors, dbl underbites & dbl triggers. Top rib has maker's name & address along with a gold "2". There is a corresponding gold "2" on opening lever and tip end of forearm. Receiver resembles a Purdey with a scalloped raised edge around back radius of fences and scalloped reinforcements around sides. It has full 7-pin sidelock with cocked indicators and is beautifully engraved in fine English rose & scroll patterns with about 85% coverage. It has maker's name in a small ribbon on each lockplate and all appended metal is engraved to match. Bbl flats are nitro proofed to 1-1/8 oz. Mounted with streaky, straight grain French walnut with checkered splinter forearm & straight hand stock with raised teardrop side panels, 14-1/4" over a serrated horn buttplate and a 1-1/4" extension that has been added. There is a small rectangular repair near bottom and it has a blank silver oval initial plate. Top tang has "SAFE" in gold. Bore diameter: left - .734, right - .734. Bore restrictions: left - .008, right - .003. Wall thickness: left - .028, right - .025. Drop at heel: 2-1/8", drop at comb: 1-1/2". Weight: 6 lbs. 6.72 oz. CONDITION: Fine. Bbls retain a fine English re-black with slight muzzle edge wear. Receiver has case colors in sheltered areas being mostly turned silver. Trigger guard & opening lever retain most of their restored finish. Wood, as noted, is sound and retains most of a fine professionally restored finish with a few minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bores. 4-59880 JR267 (4,000-6,000)"
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