Frank E. Malin 20 Gauge SxS Shotgun
VICTORIA GRADE, 2 BARREL SET, CASED
General Specs: Canadian, Year 1981, 20 Gauge, 1=6lbs 1oz; 2=6lbs 2oz, Side by Side
Serial Number: 81018
Frank E. Malin was a London trained gunsmith that moved to Ontario, Canada and opened up shop building classic English style double guns to very high standards. Joined by several gunmakers from England of world renown- Ron Collings, engraver; Tony Tomlinson an actioner from Churchill; David Catchpole, stocker from Holland & Holland; Peter Cook, engraver and actioner from Gallyons- the group working out of Melbourne, Ontario, Canada produced some very fine guns. As the business grew, there was a second location started in London, Ontario and there things began to unwind as they were overwhelmed with business. Those who know the maker understand that the best guns were the early ones, produced in Melbourne by the elite group mentioned above. This fine sidelock gun, sn81018 made in 1981 is one of the great guns Malin produced. Put together as a 2 barrel set with fine chopper lump barrels in 26" and 28" lengths, choked IC/SK and LM/M respectively and cased in a fine leather case with full compliment of accessories, the details of this gun are exceptional. Full seven pin sidelock, Purdey style ejectors, perfectly inletted European walnut stock, there is not much dislike with this gun. Nicely engraved by well known Simon Lytton in his trademark English rose and scroll. When you consider features that make a great gun, this gun has them all. Weighing 6lbs. 2oz. with both sets of barrels and balanced just so, it handles the way you would expect coming from the hands of some of the most noted gunmakers of their day. The gun is as new and mechanically perfect in all ways and when looking inside the locks the stock inletting is superb. Best part is that you can own this set at a bargain price compared to the big names from London. Thanks for looking.
Barrel Length: 1=26; 2=28"*****
Chokes: 1=.011/.007 M/IC; 2=.015/.017 LM/M*****
Bores: mirror all*****
Bore Diameter: 1=.622/.620; 2=.622/.624*****
Wall Thickness: 1=.027 both; 2=.030/.028*****
% Blue: 100% both*****
Chambers: 2 3/4"*****
Action: tight, right of center*****
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed*****
Case Color: 99%*****
Engraving: rose & scroll w/game scenes & gold *****
Trigger Type: double, crisp, ARTICULATED*****
Trigger Guard Color: 99%*****
Type: English stock/beavertail forend slim*****
LOP: 15 1/2"*****
LOP To End Of Wood: 15 1/2'*****
DAC: 1 11/16"*****
Checkering Condition: 32 Lines Per Inch, excellent mullered border*****
Butt Treatment: checkered butt*****
There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this . We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. Thanks for looking!
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Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer *****
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received. *****
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only *****
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $95.00 We ship internationally! *****
Item Condition: Used *****
Requires FFL?: Yes*****
Trades Accepted: No
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