E. J. CHURCHILL
A PAIR OF 12-BORE 'PREMIERE' BAKER 1906 PATENT ASSISTED-OPENING SIDELOCK EJECTORS, serial no. 6643 / 4,
for 1947, 25in. nitro chopperlump barrels with matt Churchill-ribs, gold-inlaid 'XXV' and '1' and '2' at the breech ends, the tubes with acanthus scroll detailing at the breech ends, 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 1/4 and 1/2 choke, W. Baker patent assisted-opening actions, patent no. 26,903 of 27th November 1906 with slender fences, toplevers gold-inlaid '1' and '2', automatic safeties with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' details, gold-inlaid cocking-indicators, double rolled-edge triggerguards, the actions, lockplates and furniture profusely engraved with bold scrolling acanthus with ornate bordering, the makers name in elaborate cartouches to the lockplates, the undersides with 'PREMIERE FINEST QUALITY', retaining traces of original colour-hardening, 14 7/8in. figured stocks including 5/8in. rubber recoil pads, fore-ends with fluted finials, weight 6lb. 7oz., in their lightweight leather motor case with gold-tooled leather trade label
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act