James Woodward & Sons Snap-action Sidelock 12 Gauge Double-barrel Shotgun "The Automatic" in Maker's Case, c. 1880, serial number 3740, walnut stock with finely checkered forend and grip, the frame with finely engraved foliate scroll design, the underside marked "THE/AUTOMATIC/WOODWARD'S/PATENT," the plate engraved "J. WOODWARD & SONS," Damascus barrels with plain rib engraved "the Automatic JAMES WOODWARD & SONS 64 ST JAMES'S STREET LONDON," with maker's leather case, overall lg. 46 in.
Provenance: Vintage Doubles LLC, Wenatchee, Washington, February 13, 2013.
Has later rubber buttplate.
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