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trigger. Exceptional, finely-figured multi-point checkered walnut forend with engraved coin finished fittings showing a pair of putti on the shoe and scroll on the Anson button release as well as a gold inlaid crest with a standing pigeon marked “IMPERIAL DE LUXE”. The straight grip stock displays more of the excellent figure with teardrop carved drop points, gold inscription oval marked with “MG”, and a Decelerator recoil pad with smooth heel to prevent snagging. The gun includes a oak & black leather takedown case with factory trade label containing a pair of nickel snap caps and a compliment of cleaning tools. Barrel and stock measurements (U/O): bore diameter nine inches from the breech both proofed at .729 inches and measured .733 inches; choke constriction .010/.025 inches; minimum wall thickness .023/.025 inches; 1 5/16 inch drop at comb; 1 11/16 inch drop at heel; 14 15/16 inch length of pull; cast-off; weight 7 lbs. 15 oz. CONDITION: Excellent overall, retaining 98% original blue finish with some areas of minor fading, minor scuffs at the left of the chamber and left of the lower barrel, 99% original coin finish with a few small spots of dried grease, and overall minor handling evidence. There is a stabilized crack in the forend from the
shoe forward about 1 1/4 inches, otherwise the wood is very fine with a few minor scratches and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Don’t miss this chance to own this incredibly unique shotgun from Master Engraver Ken Hunt and one of England’s premier gunmakers!
Estimate: 50,000 - 75,000

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