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Cartridge and Charge Card   All the premier English Gunmaker at one time included these quality cards mounted on the case lids with the Makers Trade Label. These are made of high quality parchment paper.  Click on the thumbnail to view 5 x 5 3/4 inches... $15.00

 

 

BESPOKE BEST LONDON GUNS 

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THOMAS BLAND & Sons®  

Gunmakers Ltd.

Established 1840

 

THOMAS BLAND " FAIRMOUNT " ROUND ACTION BEST BOXLOCK EJECTOR GUN

 

  We offer you the opportunity to have a new best quality boxlock ejector in 12, 16, 20, 28 or .410 made to your desired specifications. Our new guns are available in your choice of barrel length, with full best colour hardened actions and hardware or in coin finish and the style of engraving of your choice, from deep Holland & Holland style to game scenes or the standard English rose and scroll. You have the option of serial numbers being gold inlaid. All guns are stocked with the finest quality French or Turkish walnut. Your gun will come in a best quality English leather trunk case with accessories if you wish.

  Our intent is to produce the finest quality pheasant, grouse, woodcock or quail gun. All of our shotguns are completely made in England of the finest materials by the best English craftsmen available in the Gun Trade Today. $14,500.00 and up depending upon finish and case options.

  RIFLES - Thomas Bland Gunmakers® Ltd. also manufactures custom made bolt action rifles of the best quality and finish as well as double rifles.

 

 

NOTE 

  All gun numbers which end in three zeros  (000) indicate that  the gun is still in England with the factory and not yet in the USA. This allows one the opportunity to have the gun fitted or adjusted to your particular requirements.

  A s you examine the listing of English guns please be aware that the guns, which we offer, are ALL in English proof, ALL the guns that we list are in the best physical and mechanical condition as possible. We do NOT sell any of our own guns or any consignment guns that we feel may end up as a handyman special. All guns are brought up to as close to 100% physical and mechanical condition as possible in England and done properly!!

   As with anything in life: you pay for what you get. There are no free lunches out there.

  If you want a cheap and cheerful gun that may require thousands of dollars in restoration work and may take years to complete.      Look elsewhere!!

Never forget:  Poor quality remains long after the low price is forgotten!

 

 

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CAST

Cast is the bend of the stock; either left or right. Cast may normally be adjusted as required

Cast off  -  is for the right handed shooter         Cast on - is for the left handed shooter

 

 

 

 

ENGLISH SHOTGUNS BETWEEN THE WARS

A BUYERS AND SELLERS GUIDE

  The most comprehensive publication available, listing over 1,500 English Gunmakers in alphabetical order. This publication has taken Mr. John B. Friedman over 20 years to compile and has been published by Woodcock Hill Inc. Press. It allows you to know with some degree of certainty that the gun you may be examining is indeed of English manufacture. If you are seriously interested in English Sporting Guns this is one of those must have publications. 72pp wraps...  $31.00   

Limited Edition Hard Backed numbered copies are available at... $105.00

  If you are serious about English guns this is a must have reference publication. Non returnable as it is a ref. book.

 

*   *   *   REMEMBER   *   *  *

Any gun listed that has 000 at the end of the listing number indicates the gun is still in England awaiting export to the USA  (such as 121000)

 

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10 and 12 Bore Guns

 

 

 SORRY WE ARE OUT OF 10-BORE GUNS AT THE MOMENT   

 

 

 

121349   Thos. BLAND   London New Best Quality Unfired Sidelock Ejector Gun… Best quality finish with chopper lump barrels of 28 inches, chambers of 2 ¾ inches.  The chokes are .008 right and .030 left. The bores both measure .729. The walls are .025 right and .026 left. The action and hardware is beautifully engraved with foliate scrolls and vines. the finish is bright cyanide hardened finish to show the full effects of the engraving. The action also has quick detachable locks and gold lined cocking indicators.  The barrels and hardware are best blacked with gold inlay to the top rib and serial number on the trigger guard tang.  The very well figured stock of 14 7/8 inch pull and will be adjusted to the length desired – with or without a best quality English leather covered pad. The drop @ heel is 2 3/8 inches and 1 1/2 inches @ the comb. The cast is nil and may be adjusted as directed. Contained in makers best leather case with accessories…  $29,800.00   (compare with other best English gunmakers and you will find  this is less than they charge for a boxlock with no case!!!) 

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 12633   COGSWELL & HARRISON   London assisted opening sidelock ejector gun with best scroll engraving to the action and hardware. Retaining  nearly all original finish with 2 ½ inch chambers with 28 inch barrels. The  chokes are Improved Cylinder and Half. The stock is very well figured with a 14 1/2 inch length of pull including a best English leather covered recoil pad. The drop at the comb is 1 1/2 inches with the drop @ the comb and 2 1/8 inches of drop @ the heel. The cast is 3/8 inch off. The weight is only 6 pounds 10 ounces. The gun is contained in the  makers leather case w/tools... $10,250.00

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12204  G. C. DAVIES    Light boxlock ejector 5 lb 9 oz, 2 ½ inch chambered gun, as new, 26 inch barrels, ic/half chokes, 15 3/4 LOP.  Drop at heel is 2 1/2 and the drop at comb is 1 1/2.  The cast is 1/2 .  Very nice full tight scroll engraving. Here is an extremely attractive lightweight game gun... $4,850.00

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MATCHED PAIRS

 

               

121469 & 121481    ARRIZABALAGA   MATCHED PAIR The best of the Spanish Sidelock self opening ejectors in near pristine condition. Gold inlaid Number 1 and Number 2. Consecutive serial numbers (a true matched pair) numbers inlaid in gold on the barrels, top leaver and forend. Quick detachable sidelocks with gold lined cocking indicators, hidden third fastener for extra strength. Full colour hardening and best blacking, full fine scroll engraving to the locks and hardware. The front trigger is articulated.  The barrels are 26 1/2 inches with 2 3/4 inch chambers. On gun No. 1 the bores measure .728 right and .726 left. The walls are .030 right and .028 left. The chokes measure .009 right and .014 left. On gun No. 2 the bores measure .727 in both, the chokes are .006 right and .017 left. The walls measure .033 in both. The highly figured stock have a pull of 14 3/4 inches including a 3/4 inch ebony extension. The drop @ the heel is 2 3/8 and 1 1/2 inches at the comb. The cast is 5/16 off in both. The weight is 6 pound 14 ounces in gun No 1 and 6 pounds 12 ounces in gun No. 2.  Contained in makers case double trunk case with John Roberts Label... $18,500.00

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12467   MIDLAND ARMS   Their best quality full scroll engraved boxlock ejector gun, superb condition, 32 inch barrels, 2 ¾ inch original chambers,  chokes of IC and Half. The barrels retain 100% best blacking and most colour hardening.  The round knob pistol grip has a 14 ½ inch figured stock with a drop of 2 ½ @ the heel and 1 5/8 @ the comb,the weight is 6 pounds 15 ounces, ideal for a s/s sporting clays gun, in perfect condition…  $3,650.00

 

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WINCHESTER      29 Piece emergency  Turn Screw Kit    If you ever have been in camp or away from home and despertely needed a turnscrew kit to tighten a scope or repair a rifle or shotgun, this is it.  A first class kit with 29 bits most of which may be ground to fit narrow gun slots. We will happily do that for you. It will store easily in your glove box or you shooting bag which you carry on your shoots... 14.00

 

 

 

Two Inch Game Guns

 

New Two Inch Thomas Bland & Sons

 

Thomas Bland & Sons Gunmakers Ltd. in conjunction with T. R. White Gunmakers Ltd. are in the process of manufacturing the first completely English manufactured 12-bore Two inch game gun in many years. This gun shall be a best quality light weight boxlock ejector gun with barrels of 25 to 28 inches as ordered, rounded action with engraving as desired and finest figured stock and forend. This gun shall be a truly one of a kind bespoke gun and made to the exact measurements of the purchaser. Contact us to discuss the details.

 

121680   W. HODGSON   Of  Ripon Yorkshire Boxlock non-ejector best quality 2 inch game gun in pristine original condition virtually unused with 26 inch barrels fitted with a Churchill quick sighting file cut top rib., chokes of .036 left and right (shall be adjusted as desired at no charge). The barrel walls measure .026 right and .025 left. The bores measure .728 right and .726 left. The well figured stock has a pull of 14 1/2 inches to a chequered heel. The drop at the heel is 2 3/8 inches and the drop at the comb is 1 1/ inches. The cast is 3/16 off. The action and hardware retain near 100% best hardening and blacking. The action is fully scroll engraved with the word safe gold inlaid.. The stock is fitted with a silver escution. The gun is an extremely well balanced 5 pounds 4 ounces. This is as close to new as you will find for an English 2 inch... $5,850.00

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121667mh   Jos. LANG & SON  London boxlock ejector in virtually pristine original condition, 2 inch chambers with 28 inch barrels. chokes of .004 right and .014 left. The barrel walls measure .030 in both and bores are .726 in both. The word safe is gold inlay. The gun retains near 95 % original colour hardening and 100% best blacking. The well figured stock has side flats and tear drops with a pull of 14 3/4 inches to an un-cut heel. The drop @ heel is 2 1/4 inches and 1 9/16 at the comb. The cast is off 5/16. The chequering is all sharp and crisp. The gun weighs 5 pounds 9 ounces and is superbly balanced. This gun comes with the original bill of sale from 1943... $7,995.00

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For those who are searching for the ultimate in a lightweight game gun, one which may be carried all day without experiencing undue fatigue, the two inch is the way to go. The two inch cartridges which are available in 15/16 ounce loads are very quick and efficient, they are available in 6, 7 ½, 8, and 9 shot. In searching for a two inch chambered gun, never lose sight of the fact that the purpose of the two inch gun is for lightness of weight and speed of handling. The weight of an average English two inch 12 bore gun is in the area of 5 pounds 5 ounces, they run for a double barrel side by side between 5 pounds 1 ounce up to 5 pounds 10 ounces. Anything over 5 pounds 10 ounces and you are probably better off to either go with a 16-bore or a lightweight 2 ½ inch 12-bore game gun.

 

121675jm   ARTHUR TURNER   Of Sheffield, best quality boxlock ejector with 26 inch barrels. The barrel walls measure .022 in both right and left. The bores measure .732 in both and are bright and clean. The chokes measure .003 right and .010 left. The extremely well figured stock measures 15 inches length of pull with a 1 inch ebony extension. The drop at the heel is 2 1/8 and 1 1/2 inches at the comb. The cast is off 1/8 inch and may be moved to the left if wished. The action is scalloped retaining near 90% + original colour hardening. The barrels and related hardware are 100% best blacked. The action and hardware is fully scroll engraved with no signs of wear. The file cut Churchill quick sighting rib is inlaid in gold For 2 Inch Case Only. The weight is 5 pounds 5 ounces and is perfectly balanced. This is a perfect upland gun in every respect. The gun is contained in a pristine best English trunk case...   $8,500.00  Now reduced to  $7,500.00

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12875    C. SMITH & Sons    Birmingham boxlock non-ejector, 30 inch barrels, with a game rib. Both bores are bright and clean, they measure . 727 both right and left. The walls are .047 right and .050 left. The chambers are 2 ¾ inches chokes of .002 right and .030 left. The figured stock has a pull which over 14 5/8 inches. The gun has a coin finished action with 100% best blacking, weight of 6 pounds 9 ounces. The drop @ heel is 2 5/16. The drop @ the comb is 1 1/2 inches. The cast is 1/4 inch off. This is a sound well balanced game gun, finished very well... $2,995.00

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12983   AYA   Model 53E the top of the line AYA sidelock ejector, barrels of 28 inches, 2 3/4 inch chambers, chokes of Improved Cylinder and Half, full scroll engraving with single selective trigger, coin finished action, pistol grip and beavertail forend. This gun is in near mint condition overall, contained in it's makers leather trunk case. The pull is 15 ¼ inches to a chequered heel, the drop @ heel is 2 3/8, @ the comb it is 1 ½ inches, and the weight is 7.8 pounds, the cast off is 1/8 inch. This is a lovely gun and would be perfect for driven birds, pheasants or sporting clays.   $4,850.00

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121406   G. E. LEWIS   Of Birmingham boxlock non-ejector gun, 30 inch barrels with game rib, 2 1/2 inch chambers, chokes of Improved Cylinder and ¾. Treble-grip action body, foliate scroll engraving, barrels and hardware with best blacking, finely-figured stock of 14 ¼ inches with butt plate. Weight of 6 pounds 10 ounces. The chokes measure .003 right and .010 left. The bores measure .633 in both right and left. The walls measure .026 in both the right and left. The drop @ the heel is 2 1/2 inches and the drop @ the comb is 1 3/4 inches... $3,350.00 

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121201   Chas. HELLIS   Of London Nitro Proof Damascus Hammer gun, 29-½ inch barrels, chambers of 2 ¾ inches, chokes of skeet and ¼ the right barrel measures .722 with .001 choke and the left measures .715 with .018 choke. The right wall measures .039 and the left wall is .032. The bores are both bright and lean with no marks, pitting or dents.  The back action sidelock is fitted with rebounding locks, best browning to barrels, the action and hardware with scrollwork and retaining traces of original colour hardening. The stock is well figured with a pull of 14 3/4 inches with a new best English leather covered recoil pad. The drop @ comb is 1 1/2 inches and 2 1/4 inches @ the heel. The weight is 6 pounds 11 ounces. This is a clean solid hammer gun suitable for any Vintage shoot...   $4,995.00 

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121089   V. BERNARDELLI   Bresica Grade Sidelock Nitro Steel Hammer Gun Barrels of 27 5/8 inches, chambers of 2 3/4 inches, chokes of Improved Cylinder and Half. This is a quality gun with double under-lugs, hidden third fastener and side clips. The gun retains virtually 100% original finish. The pull is 14 1/8 inches with a best leather covered recoil pad, cast is neutral, drop @ comb is 1 3/8, drop @ heel is 2 ¼, the weight is 6 pounds 14 ounces. It is a virtually unused hammer gun that will stand up to heavy use, here it is and only...   $3,480.00 

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121133rf   W & C SCOTT   Of London and Birmingham boxlock extractor gun in very little used original condition.  The gun retains nearly all original chequering, blacking and colour hardening. The chambers are 2 1/2 inches, barrels are 26 inches chokes are skeet and improved cylinder. The beautifully figured stock has a pull of 14 1/8 inches with a standard chequered horn heel plate. There is no cast on the gun, drop @ comb is 1 1/2 inches, drop @ the heel is 3 3/8 inches with the weight being 6 pounds 8 ounces. Contained in a lovely leg-of-mutton case...  $2,850.00

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121387   WESTLEY RICHARDS   Best quality rare bar-in-wood Nitro proofed hammer gun. Barrels are 30 inches, chambers are 2 3/4 inches and the chokes are .002 right and .003 left. The action and related hardware  100% best colour hardened with scroll engraving, the barrels are best browned with a beautiful Damascus pattern. Also clean and free of pitting, dents or dings. The bores measure .642 right and left. The walls are .o32 right and .037 left. The stock is very well figured. With a pull of 14 inches a drop of 2 inches @ the heel and 1 1/2 inches @ the comb and with steel heel and toe  plates . The weight is 6 pounds...  $10,775.00

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12958   Chas. DALY   The Field new in box semi-automatic 28 inch barrel with screw in choke tubes… $379.00

 

121232wm   Chas. BOSWELL   Of London  1951 manufactured best sidelock ejector 27 inch barrels, 2 3/4 inch chambers, bores .730 right and .008 choke, left barrel .731 and .020 choke. The gun is virtually as new. Beautiful scroll  and game scene engraving to the action and hardware, the balls are beautifully carved. Dolls head third fastener and disc set strikers.  The gun is 100% best colour hardened and blacked. The stock and forend are beautifully figured and has a pull of 14 3/4 inches with a drop of 1 1/2 inches @ the comb and 2 1/8 inches @ the heel. There is a very nice 3/8 inch ebonite heel plate. This gun has all the bells and whistles and is as new at only 6 pounds 10 ounces...  $11,500.00

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121234wm   Thos. BLAND   Of London a beautiful sidelock ejector with 30 inch barrels, 2 3/4 inch chambers, bores right are .725 with choke of .005, left is .725 and .016 choke.  The gun has lovely full scroll and game scene engraving, 100% best colour hardening and blacking. The bores are bright and free of all pitting and marks. The engraving is sharp and crisp. The very well figured stock has a pull of 14 3/4 inches with a 3/4 inch best English leather covered recoil pad. The drop @ heel is 2 1/8 and the drop @ the comb is 1 3/8...   $9,575.00

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121235wm   Thos BLAND   Of London, sidelock non-ejector gun 28 inch barrels, chambers are 2 3/4 inches.  The right barrel measures .738 with chokes of .005. The left measures .738 with a choke of .018. The gun is in pristine overall condition being restored so by Blands. The action and hardware scroll engraved with full best colour hardening. The blacking is 100%. The engraving is all sharp and crisp. The bores are bright and clear of any markings. The well figured stock has a pull (uncut) of 14 1/2 inches with a drop @ comb of 1 1/2 inches and 2 1/2 @ the heel. The cast off is 1/4 inch...  $6,655.00

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121236wm   PATSTONE   Of Southampton, boxlock ejector totally restored in England and is in pristine condition. The barrels are 28 inches, measuring .728 right and .730 left, the chokes are .007 right and .018 left. The chambers are 2 3/4 inches. The action and related hardware are scroll engraved. The action retains 100% best colour hardening. The barrels and related hardware are best blacked. The tang is set to the right to accommodate the very well figured stock which is cast off toward central vision (ideal for a full face). The pull is 14 5/8 inches with a perfectly done 1/8 inch horn heel plate. The drop @ comb is 1 3/8+ and the drop at the heel is 2 1/2 inches. All in all this is one very nice piece at 6 pounds 4 ounces...  $5,750.00

 

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121257wm   E. J. CHURCHILL   Of Orange St. Leicester Square London XXV boxlock ejector, I think it is a Utility Grade (second from the top). The barrels are 25 inches with original 2 3/4 inch chambers. The bores measure perfectly at .729 right and .732 left. The chokes are both .017 and may be adjusted as directed.  The gun is fully engraved with lovely scroll work and best blacking retaining much original patina.  The very well figured stock has a pull of 14 3/8 inches with a 3/4 inch best English covered leather covered recoil pad. The drop at comb is 1 7/8 inches at the comb and 2 1/4 inches - at the heel. The weight is only 6 pounds 2 ounces, contained in the makers leather VC case... $5,850.00    

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121253   BENJAMIN WILD   Of Birmingham, a boxlock non-ejector, 28 inch barrels, 2 3/4 inch chambers. The right barrel measures .727 with .003 choke. The left barrel measures .725 with .015 choke.  The bores are bright and clear with no pitting, dents, dings or bulges.  The right wall is .029 and the left is .024. The gun is border engraved with virtually 100% original best colour hardening. The barrels are best blacked and retain 100% of it's blacking. The well figured stock has a pull of 15 inches with a 1 inch recoil pad. The drop @ comb is 1 1/2 inches and the drop @ heel is 2 3/8 inches. Weight is 6 pounds 13 ounces. All in all this is a very nice game gun... $3,550.00

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121314   AYA   Sidelock ejector, little used, retaining virtually all original finish, blacking and colour hardening, the barrels are 28 inches with chambers of 2 3/4 inches. The chokes are .008 right and .024 left. The bores measure .725 in both right and left. The wall thickness is .039 right and .032 left.  The stock dimensions are 15 inch length of pull with best English leather covered recoil pad. the drop @ heel is 2 5/8 inches, 2 1/8 @ the middle and 1 5/8 @ the comb. The weight of the gun is 7 pounds 4 ounces. With quick detachable locks, side clips, double triggers, pistol grip and splinter forend. This would be an ideal sporting clay or pheasant gun...  $2,350.00

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121369   P. KINGWILL   Sidelock non-ejector, 30 inch barrels, chambers of 2 1/2 inches. Chokes are improved cylinder and light half. The bores measure .722 right and .723 left, the gun was proved at .719. The walls measure .033 right and .041 left. The action retains much original patina and is nicely engraved. The blacking to the action and hardware is 100%.  The figured stock has a pull of 14 3/8   inches with a drop of 2 3/8 @ the heel and 1 5/8 inches @ the comb. The cast is 5/16 inch off...  $2,975.00  

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GUNS STRIPPED & CLEANED 

 

Protect your gun, strip & clean your guns periodically... $65.00 up.  Your gun will be cleaned using the latest ultrasonic techniques.   You should have your gun stripped and cleaned yearly.

 

 

ENGLISH SHOTGUNS BETWEEN THE WARS

A BUYERS AND SELLERS GUIDE

  The most comprehensive publication available, listing over 1,500 English gunmakers in alphabetical order. This publication has taken Mr. John B. Friedman over 20 years to compile and has been published by Woodcock Hill Inc. Press. It allows you to know with some degree of certainty that the gun you may be examining is indeed of English manufacture. If you are seriously interested in English Sporting Guns this is one of those must have publications. 72pp wraps...  $31.00   This book is non returnable as it is a ref. book.

Limited Edition Hard Backed numbered copies are available at... $105.00

  If you are serious about English guns this is a must have reference publication.

 

 

 

 

 

MOUSE PAD     Thomas Bland & Sons Gunmakers Ltd. mouse pad made as a replication of the 1900 Trade Label. Four color (gold background, white black and grey) 9 1/2 inches by 8 inches. Works perfect with all forms of mice including optical...  $8.50

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121357jd   Thos. WILD   Birmingham nitro steel barrel hammer gun, barrels of 30 inches, chambers are 2 1/2 inches. Rebounding serpentine hammers, border engraved coin finished back action sidelock. The barrel walls are .032 right and .033 left. The bores measure .725 right and .725 left.  The figured stock has a pull of 14 5/8 inches with a drop @ heel of 2 1/4 inches and a drop of 1 1/2 inches @ the comb and 1/8 inch cast off. This gun is clean crisp and solid throughout. It would make a great gun for any Vintage shoot. Weight of 6 pounds 13 ounces... $2,475.00

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121370   T. WILD   Of Birmingham, a very clean, tight well balanced boxlock non-ejector gun with 28 inch barrels, chambers of 2 3/4 inches and choked to be an ideal game gun of .007 right and .022 left. The barrel walls are .047 both right and left. The bores measure .731 right and .730 left. The barrels and related hardware are best blacked. The action retains the original coin finished patina. The figured stock is 14 1/4 inch in length with a 1/8 inch horn heel plate. The drop is 2 1/8 @ the heel and 1 1/2 @ the comb...   $3,275.00

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121411   WEBLEY & SCOTT    Rare over/under with 30 inch barrel boxlock ejector with a file cut top rib amd fitted with a middle bead. The chambers are  2 3/4 inches. The chokes measure .008 right and .023 left. The walls measure .038 in both right and left. The bores measure .728 in both.  The action retains full original colour hardening. The remaining hardware and barrels is best blacked. The gun is fitted with a single selective trigger. The figured straight hand stock is 14 1/4 inches with a drop of 2 1/8 inches @ the heel and 1 3/8 inches @ the comb. The cast is off 1/8 inch. The weight is 7 pounds 4 ounces...  $3,895.00

 

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121685 ALEX MARTIN   Of Glasgow top quality border engraved boxlock ejector gun with 30 inch barrels, chambers of 2 3/4 inches with barrel walls of .023 left and .029 right. The bores measure ,729 in both. The chokes measure cylinder right and .025 left. The border engraved action retains 100% best renewed colour hardening. the barrels and related hardware retains 100% best blacking. The engraving is very sharp and crisp, the bores are bright and clear. The very well figured stock has a pull of 14 1/2 inches with a drop of 2 1/4 inches @ the heel and 1 3/8 inches at the comb. The cast is 1/16 off. The gun weighs 6 pounds 4 ounces and is perfectly balanced. A lovely gun from the top Gunmaker in Scotland... $6,430.00

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      UNDERSTAND THE PROOF OF YOUR SHOTGUN

 

NOTES ON THE PROOF OF SHOTGUNS    Published by the Birmingham & London Proof House, All you need to know about English and Continental proof marks, explains the proofing in detail. A must for the serious gunner...  $20.00 Non returnable as it is a ref. book.

 

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Epitome

                                               There was a little man and he had a little gun,

                                                He killed his sitters very dead, dead, dead,

                                                         But he stopped in his swing when the birds were on the wing

                                                                         So he never hit the damn things in the head, head, head

        

    

 

121390   DARNE   Top of the line French assisted opening slide action gun. This gun was manufactured for and came from England. Barrels are 26 3/4 inches, chambers of 2 3/4 inches. The bores measure .732 right and left. The chokes are .005 right and .013 left. The walls measure .023 in both right and left.  The action and hardware is coin finished with best fine scroll engraving. The barrels are engraved with pyramids. The sliding safe is marked with a gold inlayed F and S. The magnificently figured stock and forend is in perfect condition as is the chequering.  The forend tip is of horn. The pull is 15 1/8 inches with a 1 inch best English leather covered pad fitted. The weight is only 5 pounds 14 ounces making for a perfect game gun... $5,750.00

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121443   Thos. BLAND   " The Keepers Gun " Nitro proofed Damascus hammer gun with rebounding hammers and rotary under-lever. Barrels are 30 inches with walls measuring .034 in both, bores measure .731 right and .728 left, the chokes are .006 right and .009 left. Both barrels are clean and free of pitting with no ding or bulges. The action is plain framed retaining much patina. The barrels retain 100% new browning. The figured stock has a pull of 15 5/8 inches including a 2 inch matching wood extension. The drop @ heel is 1 7/8 and 1 3/8 at the comb. There is no cast and the weight is 7 pounds... $2,995.00

      Click on thumbnail to view Bland

 

121469    ARRIZABALAGA   The best of the Spanish Sidelocks in near pristine condition. Number 1 of a pair with the number 1 inlaid in gold on the barrels, top leaver and forend. Quick detachable sidelocks with gold lined cocking indicators. Full colour hardening and best blacking, full scroll engraving to the locks and hardware. The front trigger is articulated.  The barrels are 26 1/2 inches with 2 3/4 inch chambers. The bores measure .728 right and .726 left. The walls are .030 right and .028 left. The chokes measure .009 right and .014 left. The very well figured stock has a pull of 14 3/4 inches including a 3/4 inch ebony extension. The drop @ the heel is 2 3/8 and 1 1/2 inches at the comb. The cast is 3/8 off. The weight is 6 pound 14 ounces.  Contained in makers case... $8,995.00

                Click on thumbnail to view Arrizabalaga

       

121487   Chas. DALY   Custom Hunter Model boxlock ejector gun. The barrels are 28 inches fitted with screw in choke tubes. The single trigger gun has a hand rubbed oil finished straight hand stock and splinter forend and 1/2 inch recoil pad. The action has full colour hardening with game scene engraving. The stock is fitted with a silver estuation. The pull is 14 inches with a drop at heel of 1 1/4 inches and 1 1/2 inches at the comb. The cast off is 5/16 inches. The gun is new and unfired. The weight is 6 pounds 15 ounces... $2,850.00

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121539   CORTONA    Italian Over/Under ejector, the Grande Model, 28 inch barrels, 3 inch chambers, screw in choke tubes, single selective trigger, push rod forend release, a well figured straight hand stock with a pull of 14 1/2 inches. the drop at heel is 2 3/8 inches and 1 1/2 inches at the comb. The cast is 1/8 inch off. The slim lightweight action is engraved with a grouse on the left side, a pheasant on the right and a woodcock on the action bottom plus a woodcock on the trigger guard... $2,100.00

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121538   CORTONA    Italian Over/Under ejector, the Grande Model, 28 inch barrels, 3 inch chambers, screw in choke tubes, single selective trigger, push rod forend release, a well figured round knob pistol grip stock with a pull of 14 3/4 inches. the drop at heel is 2 1/2 inches and 1 9/16 inches at the comb. The cast is 1/8 inch off. The slim lightweight action is engraved with a grouse on the left side, a pheasant on the right and a woodcock on the action bottom plus a woodcock on the trigger guard... $2,100.00

        Click on thumbnail to view Cortona

 

121558jm   BROWNING   A 5 Light Twelve in pristine condition again including the bone heel plate. Barrel of 28 inches with a rare solid top rib. The choke is SKEET. The barrel and action retains near 100% perfect original blacking. The chamber is 2 3/4 inch. The pistol grip stock actually has a pull of 14 1/2 inches. The drop at the heel is 2 3/8 inches and 1 3/4 at the comb. Cast is nil.  The weight is 8.1 pounds... $1800.00  Reduced to $1000.00

 

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121550tg   HOLLAND & HOLLAND   Of London, the Dominion back action sidelock ejector with interceptor safety sears. The barrels are 28 inches, chambers are 2 3/4 inches with chokes of IC (.008) right and Half (.018) left. The bores measure .734 right and .734 left. The walls are .023 right and .027 left. The bores are both clean and clear with no marks, dings or dents. The gun has been restored to pristine condition in England the gun is scroll engraved with gull best colour hardening and blacking. The chequering is pristine. The very well figured stock has a pull of 14 1/2 inches with a chequered butt. The drop @ heel is 2 1/4 inches and 1 1/2 inches @ the comb. The cast is off 5/16 inch. The gun weighs 6 pounds 3 ounces is in perfect condition and is contained it the original makers leather case with labels. The gun was manufactured in 1948...   $16,350.00

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12414 FAD    SPANISH    Boxlock extractor gun in superb condition. Barrels of 28 inches, chambers of 3 inches, the bores measure .729 right and .730 left. The walls are .033 right and .030 left. The chokes are near cylinder right and .010 left. The barrels retain 100% blacking. engraved action with carved fences retains full cyanide color hardening. The stock has a pull of 14 5/8 inches with Prince of Wales type pistol grip and a Anson and Deeey forend release beaver tail wood. The stock has a 1 inch black pad fitted with a drop @ the heel of 2 5/16 and 1 1/2 inches @ the comb. The cast is 3/16 off. The gun is fitted with a hidden third fastener and disc set strikers. It may be cheap and cheerful but is does indeed have all the bells and whistles... $755.00

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121569   BONEHILL    Of London,  back action sidelock non ejector with rebounding hammers. Nitro Proof  Damascus 30 inch barrels of 2 3/4 inches with Certificate of Proof . This gun is re-manufactured by our firm in England to completely as new standards. The engraving is sharp and crisp, the bores are bright and clean. The colour hardening is 100% best quality as is the browning of the barrels. The walls measure .044 right and .045 left. The chokes are .010 right and .024 left. The very well figured stock is pristine as is the chequering with a length of pull at 14 5/8 inches with the original Bonehill hell plate. The drop @ heel is 3 inches and 2 inches @ the comb. The weight is 7 pounds 4 ounces... $4,650.00

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121563    WEATHERBY   Olympian over/under in superb condition, barrels of 32 inches, chambers of 2 3/4 inches, bores measure .729 in both. The chokes are .022 in the top and .032 in the bottom. The 14 1/4 inch very well figured stock has a drop of 2 1/8 inches @ the heel and 1 1/2 inches @ the comb. The cast is 1/8 off. The weight is 8.6 pounds. The stock has a beautiful hand rubbed oil finish... $975.00

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121586jc    Wm. EVANS    Of London, boxlock ejector gun which has been completely returned by our Factory into as new condition. The 26 1/2 inch barrels (for Continental market) have 2 3/4 inch chambers. bores which measure .734 in both right and left. The walls measure .030 right and .027 left. The chokes are .009 right and .014 left. Both barrels are bright and clean. The petite action has fences which are very nicely carved. The action and hardware are tastefully engraved. The barrels retain 100% best blacking. The action has not only a third fastener but is fitted with disc set strikers. The 14 5/8 inch stock is well figured with a 1 inch best English leather covered pad. The drop @ the heel is 2 1/4 inches, the drop @ the comb is 1 1/2 inches. This gun is perfect for a grouse, woodcock or quail gun as it weighs a modest 6 pounds on the money. The cast is slightly to the left, it may be adjusted to the right if required... $5,650.00

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121600   FREDERICK WILLIAMS   (This gun is here in stock) Of London & Birmingham boxlock non-ejector. 28 inch barrels, chambers of 2 3/4 inches, chokes of .003 right and .029 left. The barrel wall thickness is .033 right and .032 left. The bores are bright and clear with no nicks or bulges. The gun retains near 100% blacking. The colour hardening is original and near 80% The well figured stock has a pull of 14 1/4 inches the drop @ heel is 2 15/16 inches and 1 9/16 at the comb. The action is scroll engraved, there is a silver escution in the stock and a factory horn heel plate. The weight is 6 pounds 5 ounces...  $3,450.00 

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121603   Thos. BLAND    London boxlock extractor 30 inch barrels, 2 3/4 inch chambers. The barrels are bright and clean retaining near 98% original blacking and colour hardening. The barrel walls are .032 right and .031 left, the bores are .731 right and .729 left. The chokes measure .005 and .017.  The 14 1/2 inch stock is figured with a silver escution and side flats. The drop is 2 1/4 inches at the heel and 1 7/16 at the comb. The cast is neutral able to be bent either direction. The weight is 6 pounds 8 ounces... $4,988.00

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12879wp   FOX   Philadelphia Sterlingworth in superb condition retaining much original finish. The 28 inch barrels are both bright and clean, no dings dents or bulges. The action is sound and solid in every respect. The chambers are 2 3/4 inches. The bores measure .729 (perfect) in both. The walls are .033 in both. The chokes are .006 in the right barrel and .014 in the left. The pull is 14 1/8 with the near mint factory heel plate. The drop @ heel is 2 3/4 inches and 1 5/8 inch @ the comb. The cast is 1/4 off. The weight is 6 pounds 14 ounces. A great FOX at only...  $1,450.00

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121545bm    JOHN DICKSON    Best boxlock ejector. Barrels of 28 inches, chambers of 2 3/4 inches. Walls of .039 left and right, bores 0f .729 in both. The chokes are .020 right and .030 left. The cast is off 3/8 right. The gun has been 100% restored to factory new condition in England. The action is scroll engraved and retains 100% best colour hardening. The barrels and hardware are 100% best blacked. The engraving is sharp and clean. the 14 3/4 inch stock is extremely well figured. There is a 1 inch English best leather covered recoil pad. The chequering is sharp and clean. The weight is a very well balanced 6 pounds 10 ounces... $6,500.00

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121634jm    H. J. HUSSEY    Of London, best quality sidelock ejector with 28 inch barrels and 2 1/2 inch chambers. The bores measure .732 right and .731 left. the chokes measure cylinder right and .025 left. The barrel walls are clean and bright, with no dents or marks. The right wall measures .024 and the left measures .028. The beautifully figured stock with a diamond grip and tear drops has an un-cut pull of 14 3/4 inches. The fine foliate scroll engraving is sharp and crisp. The blacking is of best quality and is 100%. Thew cocking indicators are gold lined and the wors safe is in gold.  The drop @ the heel is 2 9/16 and 1 5/8 inches @ the comb. The cast is off 1/4 inch. The weight of the gun is 6 pounds 9 ounces. It is contained in a makers double oak and leather case... $13,550.00

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121632jm    Thos. BLAND    Of London boxlock ejector 3 inch magnum " The Brent " with 30 inch barrels, 3 inch chambers, bores which measure .728 right and .728 left. The chokes measure .031 right and .032 left. The barrel walls measure .035 right and .037 left. The action is scroll engraved and retains a small portion of the original colour hardening. The barrels are bright and clean with 100% best renewed blacking. The figured stock has a pull which is 14 3/4 inches to an un-cut heel. The drop is 2 3/16 inches at the heel with 1 1/2 inches at the comb. The cast is 3/16 off. The weight is 7 pounds 10 ounces. The gun is contained in the makers canvas and leather case... $3,750.00

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121643   ARTHUR HOWELL    Of Birmingham boxlock ejector in virtually pristine condition retaining much original colour hardening and finish. The barrels are 28 inches with chokes of .019 right and .034 left, the chambers are 2 3/4 inches, the bores are bright and clean measuring .730 right and .727 left. The barrel walls measure .029 in both right and left. The action and hardware is tastefully engraved. The figured stock has a pull uncut to 14 3/8 inches with a drop of 2 3/16 at the heel and 1 1/2 at the comb. the cast is 3/16 off. The gun is a very light and well balanced 6 pounds 3 ounces. This is an ideal upland gun... $5,300.00

                         Click on Thumbnail to View Howell

       
121645   WEBLEY & SCOTT   Birmingham M-700 boxlock ejector in pristine condition, 25 inch barrels, chambers of 2 3/4 inches original. Both barrel walls measure .031. The right bore measures .733 and the left bore measures .734. The chokes measure .012 right and .029 left. The gun retains full original colour hardening and best blacking. The figured stock measures 15 1/8 inches with a 1 inch ebonite heel plate. The gun is well balanced with a weight of only 6 pounds 3 ounces...  $4,975.00

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121670dh   STEPHEN GRANT     A Rare Best London side leaver ejector gun, This gun has been re-manufactured to 100% better than new condition. It is pristine in every respect. The barrels are 28 inches with 2 3/4 inch chambers, both barrels measure .731 with .027 wall thickness in both barrels. The right barrel is choked .009 and the the left is .032 and may be adjusted if desired. The length of pull on an extremely well figured stock is 14 3/4 inches with a 1 inch best English leather covered recoil pad. The drop at heel us 2 1/8 inches and 1 7/16 at the comb. The cast is off 1/4 inch. The entire gun is engraved with very fine scrolls. The action and related hardware retain 100 % best renewed colour hardening. The barrels and related hardware are 100% best blacked. The engraving is sharp and crisp. The barrels are bright and clean. All the pins (screws) are properly aligned and fully properly engraved. The cocking indicator is gold lined. A truly rare and beautiful gun... $16,500.00

                            Click on thumbnail to view Grant

121678   CHURCHILL   " The Regal" Grade, best London boxlock ejector completely as new in ORIGINAL condition. This gun retains all original finish, best blacking, colour hardening, stock finish. contained in the makers original canvas and leather case since new. Coplete fine rose and scroll engraving, scroll backed action, beaded fences, word safe is gold inlaid, the XXV on the top rib of the file cut Churchill quick sighting top rib is also gold inlaid. The barrels are standard Churchill XXV with original 2 3/4 incvh chambers. The barrel walls measure .028 right and .030 left. The bores measure .728 in both. The chokes are .010 right and .028 left. The drop at heel is 2 1/8 inches and 1 1/2 inches at the comb. The cast is 1/16 off. The extremely well figured straight hand stock has a pull of 14 5/8 inches to a chequered heel. The stock also has a gold oval which contains no initials. The gun weighs a very well balanced 6 pounds 4 ounces and comes with original documentation. Appears completely unfired since new...  $9,888.00
 

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Tuffpak is Simply Efficient, it is unlike any Gun Case you have ever seen! With room for up to 3 scoped rifles or 5 shotguns, travel with a Tuffpak means more gear with fewer bags. Plus it is light years stronger and easier to carry than any other case out there on the market. There are no dividers inside which means you decide how many firearms and how much gear your require for your trip. Your firearms travel secure in their padded slips ready to pull out for easy Airport examinations. You are ready to start your adventure with no agro from damaged cases or cases with no wheels.

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   Thomas Bland & Sons® Gunmakers Ltd. & Woodcock Hill Inc. deal only in high quality lightweight game guns, intended strictly for sporting purposes. They should NEVER be fired using loads that exceed their Proof specifications. Should you have any questions concerning the proof of your guns, their chambers’ length or any other questions concerning safety, call or visit a qualified gunsmith or gun maker before taking any chances.

 

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