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Pair of James Woodward & Sons Snap-action Sidelock 12 Gauge Double-barrel Shotgun "The Automatic" in Maker's Case

Auction:
2946M
Lot:
49
Sold for:
$11,278$9,169

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 27, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Pair of James Woodward & Sons Snap-action Sidelock 12 Gauge Double-barrel Shotgun "The Automatic" in Maker's Case, c. 1874-79, serial numbers 3651 and 3652, walnut stocks with finely checkered forends and grips, the frames with finely engraved foliate scroll design, the undersides 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" and numbered "1" and "2," with maker's leather-covered oak case with accessories, overall lg. 47 1/2 in.

Provenance: Vintage Doubles LLC, Wenatchee, Washington, January 19, 2015.
Estimate $18,000-22,000

Butt stocks have been lengthened, minor surface blemishes on stocks.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Damascus, LONDON, Wenatchee, Kentucky, Maker's Mark, Shotgun, Woodward