415. Dainty W.J. Jeffery Smallbore Boxlock Double Ejectorgun

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serial #19540, 410 bore, 26'' barrels with bright excellent bores choked full & full. This little double is proofed with 2 1/2'' chambers for 3 1/4 tons per square inch and the chambers remain 2 1/2'' in length. The top of the concave barrel rib is engraved ''W.J. JEFFERY & CO. LTD. 13. BRUTON STREET. LONDON.'' while both sides of action are marked ''W.J. JEFFERY / LONDON'' in ribands. The action is engraved in beautifully executed scroll in about 75% coverage with the barrels showing engraved borders at breech. The triggerguard is also engraved in scroll as is the top lever. The condition of the shotgun is very nice with the barrels retaining 97% original blue finish overall. The action retains about 95% strong original color case-hardened finish with floorplate showing 97% bright original blue. The triggerguard retains about 95% original blue with just the slightest thinning on the wrist with all engraving remaining sharp and crisp. The checkered straight grip buttstock and splinter forend are of nicely figured European walnut and feature fine checkering and clean, well-defined dropper points. The condition of the stock is excellent as well retaining 95% plus original finish overall. The gun is very light at a little under 4 1/2 lbs. and has a 14 1/4'' length of pull over grooved horn buttplate with drops of 1 3/8'' and 2 1/8''. The gun comes in what looks to be its original leather trunk style case with as the gun fits perfectly yet the Jeffery label on interior of lid is earlier showing the 13 King Street address. The lid of the case is embossed with the name ''C.D. BURRELL'' and the case includes a cleaning rod with implements, a pair of snap caps and an oiler. Just a splendid little London doublegun. (18963-150) {C&R} [Tim Falvey Collection] (7000/9000) Sold For 5175.00

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