Roland Watson English Sidelock 16 gauge

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Description: ***************************Roland Watson English SXS 16 gauge**************************************

SERIAL NUMBER: 9688

Gauge: 16 Gauge

Manufacturing Date: Post 1893

Barrel Length: 27-3/4”

Right Barrel: .730 Bore ******* .719 Constriction ******** .011 Skeet II

Left Barrel: .730 Bore ******* .713 Constriction ******** .017 Light Modified

LOP: 14-1/4”

DAC: 1-1/2”

DAH: 2-1/4”

Bore: Excellent, bright and shiny

Stock: Excellent, 80% some light blemishes but overall finish is strong and consistent, checkering is very well defined. Silvers pad has been professionally replaced by us, wood lop remains original and has NOT been cut or altered.

Metal Condition: Excellent, 85% Very strong and consistent finish on barrels. The barrels have been re-blued once before as some very light trace pits can be seen if examined closely. The receiver is 80% as there is some light pitting around bottom edges of receiver and on right side and near serial stamp on tang. This can be seen in the photos.

Other: Solid rib, crisp engraving throughout, consistent original stock finish, English straight grip stock with crisp original checkering, immaculate bore condition, professional restoration of barrels. It appears the ribs have been relayed but ring true.

History: In 1723, Benjamin Watson, an accomplished gunlock maker, founded his own company of Benjamin Watson on Catherine Street in Birmingham. Over the next 54 years, the Watson family established the business as a successful and well-regarded gunmaker. By 1777, the firm had become the partnership of Ryan & Watson, 28 Whittall Street, Birmingham (Catherine Street having been renamed). Ryan was a Guardian of the Birmingham Proof House until c.1830, and the company was among the original investors in the sale of the Proof House stock. From 1830 to 1857, the firm was once again Benjamin Watson, now under the watch of the founder's grandson round the corner at the 14 Steelhouse Lane address. Between 1857 and 1893, the business became Thomas Wild, who was the son-in-law of the last Benjamin Watson. He moved the firm back on to Whittall Street, at the numbers 29 & 35. After this time, Thomas Wild separated off, though the two gunmakers remained closely connected, and Rowland Watson, Wild's nephew, took over operations of the Watson firm under his own name from 1893 at 17 Whittall Street. This is where the records for Rowland Watson begin, and can be traced reliably, through successive generations of the family, to 1966, when Rowland Watson's namesake and great-grandson took the reins. It was at this time that the Thomas Wild name was reunited with the Watson firm, and the amalgamated companies continued until Watson retired and passed the business to Barry King, a protégé of Watson's who had apprenticed at the firm and worked there ever since. In May 1988, the last Rowland Watson passed away, and in 1989, the firm moved to 63 Price Street from the 32 Lower Loveday Street address that it had occupied since 1962, where it remained until the last order was completed in 1997. ****Check your State’s Gun Laws Before Buying. WE WILL SHIP TO CALIFORNIA! We will send out an invoice at the end of all sales. Buyer must pay shipping & handling fees, restrictions apply for items with higher premiums. There is a three-day inspection period once it reaches the dealer. Firearms must be shipped to an FFL. Payment must be made with cashier’s check or money order; no personal checks. Michigan residents must also pay 6% sales tax. Payment must be received within 7 days. We operate a retail gun store, all items are subject to in-store sales, so please when possible, send an email and check with us to make sure the item is still available. Business hours are Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time.


Condition: Used - See Item Description
Brand: Rowland Watson
Caliber: 16 Gauge
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: Yes on shop owned items.

Check your State’s Gun Laws Before Buying. WE WILL SHIP TO CALIFORNIA! We will send out an invoice at the end of all sales. Buyer must pay shipping & handling fees, $35.00 Long gun and Handgun, restrictions apply. There is a three-day inspection period once it reaches the dealer. Firearms must be shipped to an FFL. Payment must be made with cashier’s check or postal money order; no personal checks. Michigan residents must also pay 6% sales tax. Payment must be received within 7 days. We operate a retail gun store, all items are subject to in-store sales, so please when possible, send an email and check with us to make sure the item is still available. Business hours are Monday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time.

Shipping Notes: Please inquire on shipping.

Item #: 930156708
Seller Since: Apr. 2015
Seller Level: Trusted + Local Connect
This seller is an FFL
City: Grand rapids
State: MI
Phone: 616-550-3995
Price:
$4,900.00


Shipping: See Description (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Check Money Order
Returns: 3 Days

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