Posted by Robin @ EMmA Custom Rifles
Highest Quality ASSISTED OPENING Cogswell and Harrison 12g, Side by Side, Crown XXV Model, Side Lock Ejector, Shotgun.
ACTUALLY THE NUMBER 2 GUN OF A MATCHING PAIR / TRIO ETC.? The gun also has an Irish connection in that the right hand barrel is stamped up 'Supplied by Helys Ltd. Dame Street, Dublin. (The property looks to have been converted to a pub at some point so any information welcome).
As the model would suggest 25” (Actually 25 1/16 “ (636mm) barrels with Fixed Chokes at Cylinder and Half and the gun generally in Beautiful condition throughout. A Concave ¼” (6mm) rib and the Side locks signed, as expected, by the maker Cogswell and Harrison Ltd. 168, Piccadilly, London.
The Original Bright Finished Action and Locks are also Hand Engraved with Scroll work with the same matching detail to the Blued Top lever, Trigger guard and Tang. A LONG pull of 15 3/8” (391mm) includes the inch Rubber Recoil pad on the Nice, Highly Contrasting, Strong Straight Grained Walnut Stock. The ‘Tear Drops’ detail is always a nice addition too, as is the Very Fine Hand Cut Chequering, which is actually well defined and still ‘half way’ sharp to the touch so cannot have seen that much use. Also with the gun is the original Hard Plastic Butt Plate which would put the gun back to its original stock length of approx. 14 ½” (368mm). R/H cast and a SUPERB choice for the moors on Grouse or in the lowlands for Partridge and Pheasant…… as well as anything else. True Traditional English Game Gun with 2 ½” (65mm) Chambers the gun tips the scales at 6 Lbs 14 ½ oz. Also comes with its original FULL Leather Hard Motor / Travel case.