John Wilkes English Boxlock Side by Side 12 gauge

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Description: *****************************John Wilkes English Boxlock Side by Side 12 gauge****************************

SERIAL NUMBER: 13721

Gauge: 12 gauge

Barrel Length: 26-1/2”

Right Barrel: 2-1/2” Chamber *** .730 Bore *** .718 Constriction *** .012 Skeet II

Left Barrel: 2-1/2” Chamber *** .730 Bore *** .709 Constriction *** .021 Modified

LOP: 15-1/4”

DAC: 1-5/8”

DAH: 2-1/4”

Pitch: 2-1/4” pitch in

Cast: No cast

Bore: Excellent, very few shallow pits in left barrel on the outside wall just in front of the forcing cone. Pitting is hardly noticeable without careful inspection, extremely clean otherwise. Metal Condition: Excellent. The coin finished receiver is paired with a slow rust blued floor plate that retains very strong original bluing and is free of any major wear. The scroll engraving throughout is original and very well defined. The trigger guard has been re-blued and has taken purple hue. The barrels have been professionally slow rust re-blued and are very consistent though some minor pits are evident, see photos. All other hardware retains original bluing in very good condition.

Wood Condition: Excellent. English straight grip stock with 25 lines/inch checkered stock and forearm. The quality of the walnut is exemplary, highly figured with a beautiful grain pattern throughout. The stock and forearm are free of any cracking or defects. The wood is finished nicely with a satin oil finish. Other: Renowned English Gunmaker John Wilkes was located at 79 Beak Street from 1925 to 2002, the firm’s final location for which it would remain for 78 years. This fine English boxlock was manufactured at the prestigious Beak Street building. Remaining in England until 1993 when it was purchased by an American collector where it’s remained in the good care of since. Includes a newer production John Wilkes case in excellent condition, presumably included in the sale and export of the gun in 1993. Purchased from Greenfields Gunsmiths at 21 Milford St, Salisbury, Wiltshire England. Includes original Customs declaration receipt and brief excerpt from the book Shotguns and Gunsmiths by Geoffrey Boothroyd.

****As Always NO reserve!!! 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. 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, Minor Wear
Brand: John Wilkes
Caliber: 12 Gauge
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: Trades welcome 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: See Description

Item #: 956134324
Seller Since: Apr. 2015
Seller Level: Trusted + Local Connect
This seller is an FFL
City: Grand rapids
State: MI
Phone: 616-550-3995
Price:
$4,500.00


Shipping: See Description (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Check Money Order
Returns: No Returns

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