J. BLANCH & SON
A 16-BORE BACK-ACTION SIDELOCK EJECTOR, serial no. 6524,
circa 1905, 28in. Whitworth-steel nitro barrels, the rib engraved 'J. BLANCH & SON. 29 GRACECHURCH STREET. LONDON. SIR JOSEPH WHITWORTH'S COMPRESSED FLUID STEEL' and with '4' at the breech end, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. choke in both, treble-grip action with gas checks, automatic safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, gold through-lined cocking-indicators, profusely engraved with best bold acanthus scrollwork with ornate bordering, retaining slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14 1/2in. highly-figured stock including 3/4in. wooden extension, the fore-end with 'J. BLANCH & SON'S IMPROVED SNAP BOLT' release lever, weight 5lb. 15oz., together with a modern Spanish leather case with (un-applied) reproduction J. Blanch & Son trade label
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act