Hammerless Sidelocks

 
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$5900

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W.C. Scott and Son 10g 3.5" Nitro proofed Sidelock Ejector ~Great Price!
Hammerless Sidelocks
10 gauge
4723
54854
A tight 3.5" ten gauge sidelock ejector is a vary hard gun to find so I am excited to offer this gem. The bores are beautiful and feature excellent walls and tight chokes (which we can arrange to open to what ever you would like. As it is it would make an awesome turkey gun!
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Yes
Damascus
32"
3 1/2"

3 1/2"

.034 full
.029 full


.029
.029
14 1/4" with rubber butt pad (13 11/16" wood)

1 5/8"
2 7/8"
1/4"


8lbs 11.5ozs
No
 
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$24000

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Purdey built for an American NYC socialite for quail hunting on the family Georgia Quail hunting plantation ~ Still in its original trunk maker's case
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4782
24625
Purchased by New York City socialite Cynthia Meldrum Chapin in 1932 for the sole purpose of dove and quail hunting on her husband's Georgia estate. This gun is still, as the initials show, in its original maker's case. The stock dimensions are different now so at some point it was re-stocked and the quality of the work suggests to me it was done by Purdey.

The condition of this super light Purdey is very high with over 90% original case color and blue. What a lovely gift this gun would make to be appreciated and put in the field by another American woman! Check out the Purdey invoice where it lists Mrs. Chapins address as "38 Wall Street, New York" and the bill due was 325 pounds. A large sum for a shotgun in the middle of the great depression between the great wars. Purdey records show:

No. 24625 Completed: October 1932 For: Mrs. C.M. Chapin Description: A lightweight hammerless ejector game gun Weight: 5lb. 14¼oz. Calibre: 12-bore (2 5/8in. Case) Barrels: 26in. Whitworth Choke: True Cyl & Tight Cyl Stock: 13 5/8in. Cross-Eyed Notes: Stocked for right hand/left eye, cast off 1 3/16in. and 2 5/8in. bend at heel Finished with a leather-covered Silver’s recoil-pad, with rounded toe and sides Note in choke book: “open shooting for quail and dove”

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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
26"
2 5/8"

2 5/8"

.008 IC
Cyl.


.029
.030
14" (13 1/16" wood)

1 1/2"
2 1/2"
3/16"


6lbs 4ozs
Yes
 
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$22000

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J. Purdey and Sons 12ga with Briley insert tubes for 20ga and 28ga ~ Perfect gun for our 2 3/4" shells
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4872
23964
A beautiful example of what Purdey could build between the great wars. These are considered by our English gun experts to be the finest guns that Purdey ever produced. This gun comes with an extra as set of Briley tubes for both 20g. and 28g. which makes this gun extremely versatile.

*Note the 12g. proof chamber length is 2 7/8" which makes it perfect for the American 2 3/4" shells.

Briley tubes for 20ga and 28ga Articulated front trigger Also comes with a variety of Briley choke tubes for the 20 and 28ga inserts

Purdey Ledger:

No. 23964 Completed: October 1929 For: E.M. Byers Description: A hammerless ejector duck gun Weight: 7lb. 8oz. Calibre: 12-bore (2 7/8in Case) Barrels: 29in. Whitworth Steel Choke: Both Modified Stock: 14 1/8 1/32in. Notes: Action with third grip and clip sides Spring-bladed right trigger Stock with Silver’s recoil-pad and ‘E.M.B.’ engraved on oval Later passed to J.F. Byers Jr.

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Self-opening

Yes
Steel
29
2 7/8

2 7/8"

.028 Full
.020 Tight Mod


.029
.030
14 9/16 with rubber butt pad (13 5/8 wood)

1 1/2
2
0


7lbs 10 oz.
Yes
 
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$19200

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J. Purdey and Sons 12ga live Pigeon gun with 2 sets of barrels ~ You can smoke them with the 30" full and full chokes!~
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4873
13943
Check out this rare Pigeon gun from James Purdey. Built before 1899 so we can ship direct. This gun features nitro proofed 2 3/4" steel two barrel set. A stunning Purdey at a great price.

1st set of barrels proofed at .729; left measures .733, right .734 2nd set of barrels proofed at .729; left measures .730, right .731 2nd barrel chokes: L Cyl., R Cyl. 2nd barrel wall thicknesses: L .028, R .030 Purdey ledger:

No. 13943 Completed: 3rd April 1891 For: F.W. Hayes Description: A hammerless non-ejector pigeon gun Weight: 7lb. 2oz. Calibre: 12-bore (2¾in. Case) Barrels: 30in. Whitworth Steel Choke: Both Full Choke Stock: 14½in. Notes: Action with third grip and clip sides Intercepting safeties 22nd April 1891: Bend reduced, cast-off increased 29th June 1892: Bend and cast-off both increased 3rd August 1892: “New top rib fitted to match game gun and made to balance like No. 12493, increasing weight to 7lb. 7½oz. 17th June 1893: Bend reduced 2nd May 1894: Bend and cast-off both reduced 15th July 1898: Extra barrels fitted, both Full Choke December 1898: Pulls both made heavier [I have not included any details as the movements are never greater than 1/16in. However, the stock was very flat, bend at heel being around 1 5/8in.]

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Self-opening

No
Steel
30
2 3/4

2 3/4

.032 full
.029 full


.027
.025
14 5/16 with rubber pad (13 5/16 wood)

1 1/4
1 9/16
0


7lbs 6ozs
No
 
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$17600

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Boss & Co. 12g. Sidelock Ejector from 1919 in wonderful condition and field ready ~ Fall in love with a Boss
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4733
6648
The between the great wars Boss guns are considered to be the best they ever made. Handling this gun you can only nod your head in agreement as you can't talk. Your speechless.

A lot of emotion when I write that but Boss guns when it comes down to it are emotional guns. We tend to fall in love.

Check out the features and the history and on that alone you will want this gun.

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Sidelock

Yes
Steel
29"
2 1/2"

2 1/2" ( with great long forcing cone)

.010 IC
.007 Skeet 2


.026
.024
14 1/4" to wood butt

1 1/2"
2"
1/4"


6 lbs. 8 oz.
Yes
 
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$16900

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James Purdey & Sons in outstanding condition featuring magnificent chiseled leaf fences ~ Can ship direct, no FFL
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4741
12316
This lovely Purdey is in top notch condition having been recently rejoined and detailed by legendary gunsmith Reto Buehler. Reto's middle name is "fine detail" and these guns beyond justify this praise. Pre 1899 means we can ship direct.

Our Purdey letter tells us this London BEST shotgun was completed in December of 1885 for Surgeon Major G.F. Pollock. The letter also states that Purdey fitted new barrels to this gun, 12316, in the late 1940's. These are the barrels that are fitted to the gun now and they are in excellent condition. Beautiful bright clean bores with long forcing cones

This shotgun is in outstanding condition, tight on face, and field ready. There is about 30% case color remaining and the blacking on the barrels is in the 98% or better. All engraving, including the name and address on the rib is as crisp as the day it was cut.

*Note the outstanding sculptured leaf fences!

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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
30"
2 1/2"

2 1/2"

.008 IC
.006 Skeet


.030
.027
14 1/2" over leather pad (13.5" wood)

1 1/2"
2 5/16"
1/4"


6 lbs. 13 oz.
No
 
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$16900

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Boss & Co. BEST with excellent barrels chambered and proofed 2 3/4"! Built in March 1898 ...see photo of ledger
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4460
4783
Ordered in March of 1898 for a J.E. Gladstone Esquire.

So beautifully balanced when I shot this gun I could not guess the weight. It feels much lighter than what it is but swings like a dream.

This gun features new steel barrels by the maker proofed 2 3/4 oz.. These barrels were proofed at .729 and that is as they measure today.

This London best gun comes in a beautiful English trunk case in excellent condition.

If the length of pull is too long for you we can easily arrange to make it shorter to meet your needs.

Be the Boss and own a Boss!

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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
28"
2 3/4"

2 3/4"

.013 IC
.009 IC


.029
.030
15 1/8" with leather covered butt pad (13 3/4" wood)

1 1/2"
2 3/8"
1/8"


7lbs 1oz
No
 
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$16600

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James Purdey 12ga. in very nice condition ~ A perfect Quail gun!
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4871
19574
What a lovely Purdey in very nice condition. With open chokes this gun would make a super quail or grouse gun! Modern and long dimensions and with an articulated front trigger and a correct VC (stands for very compact) English case.

*Note these barrels have been professionally shortened to 28" from the original 30" length for quail hunting. James Purdey Kindly provided us with the ledger history:

No. 19574 Completed: 30th September 1909 For: P.R. Cobb Description: A hammerless ejector game gun Weight: 6lb. 11oz. Calibre: 12-bore Barrels: 30in. Whitworth Steel Choke: Cyl & Mod Choke Stock: 14 7/16in. From the Purdey ledgers: Built to match No. 14052 Later passed to F. Longmans of the Royal Fusiliers 29th July 1920: Both this gun and No. 14052 were purchased from C.J. Longmans 13th August 1920: Resold to Major Herbert Litchfield, Stock adjusted to 14 3/8in. 11th August 1924: Left choke reduced to pattern 160 (Tight Cyl?)

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Self opening

Yes
Steel
28
2 1/2

2 1/2

.002 Cyl.
.002 Cyl.


.027
.025
15 with leather pad (14 of original wood)

1 1/2
2
3/8


6lbs 9ozs
Yes
 
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$15900

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Holland & Holland Royal ~ A beautiful Royal grade with 2 3/4" proofs from 1907
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4819
25189
This gun has been brought back to near new condition in England by there best craftsman who have done there work to the highest standards.

*Note the great dimensions for many. It comes in a very nice English case with Holland trade label.

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Side lock ejector

Yes
Steel
28"
2 3/4"

2 3/4"

.022 full
.010 IC


.025
.027
14 3/4"

1 1/2"
2 1/4"
1/16"


6 lbs. 13 oz.
Yes
 
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$13900

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James Purdey & Sons ~ Outstanding condition with great stock dimensions ! Completed in 1891 so can ship direct
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4742
13855
Our Purdey letter indicates this London BEST was built in March of 1891 for Surgeon Major G.F. Pollock. A note in the Purdey records indicate the gun was fitted with new barrels by Churchill's of London in 1932.

This gun is in outstanding condition with all engraving crisp and the barrel black in near 100% with beautiful bright clean bores.

Pre 1899 so we can ship direct.

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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
30"
2.5" with long f. co

2 1/2"

.036 extra full
.011 IC


.030
.030
15" over leather pad (14 1/4" wood)

1 5/8"
2 3/8"
7/16"


6 lbs. 12 oz.
No
 
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$6600

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Holland & Holland 12ga back action Sidelock ~ Check out the great dimensions and the long LOP
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4823
31281
What a great Holland. Featuring hand detachable locks and great dimensions this will make a tremendous gun for the field. Very light for a 30" barreled gun and the choking is prefect for upland, exactly how I have my personal upland double choked.

This LOP may be to long for some but we can easily arrange for a pad or checkered butt to your LOP.

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hand detachable back action sidelock

Yes
Steel
30
2 1/2

2 1/2

.015 Mod
.006 Skeet


.025
.024
15 5/16 with checkered butt

1 1/2
2 1/4
3/16


6lbs 8.5ozs
Yes
 
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$6400

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Henry Atkin High Grade Sidelock with beautiful and high condition Nitro proofed Damascus barrels ~ Ship direct to you! No FFL needed ~ SALE
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4076
976
This English BEST features stunning (thank you Gary Koehler for teaching me to use this word) Damascus barrels in excellent condition. Tight on face with modern dimensions makes this gun a vintage and effective tool in the field while exhibiting all the craftsmanship the London gunmakers are famous for.

*This lovely lady was born in 1896 . *see page 303 "Atkin, Grant, & Lang" by Don Masters.~

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Box lock ejector

Yes
Damascus
30"
2-1/2"

2 1/2"

.022 full
Cyl.


.021
.022
14 1/4" to checkered butt

1 1/2"
2"
3/16"


6 lbs. 13 1/2 oz.
No
 
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$6200

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William Powell 12g Sidelock Ejector with original Powell case
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4586
13088
A very nice side lock ejector from between the wars. Powell records show this gun was built for a Capt. H. Wykeham 11 August 1919 .

The gun is tight in excellent condition and needs nothing.

*Note the choking which will put many birds in your game bag. This is almost the exact choking I use in my favorite game gun and gets excellent results and to be honest, I am a mediocre shot at best.

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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
27 3/4"
2-1/2"

2 1/2"

.017
.006


.025
.032
15" to checkered wood butt

1 1/2"
2 5/8"
5/8"


6lbs 9.5ozs
Yes
 
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$5600

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Henry Atkins 12g Sidelock Ejector ~ This is a super fine London double
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4582
1883
Completed in 1906 in the heat of the Edwardian driven bird shooting frenzy this fine London gun is of stunning quality. Beyond the finist craftsmanship of a handmade shotgun is excellent balance and modern dimensions.

Henry Atkin worked for James Purdey before he hung his own shingle and built his fine guns.

*Note the 29" barrels. My favorite barrel length.

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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
29"
2-1/2"

2 1/2"

.026
.004


.021
.027
14 5/8"

1 1/2"
2"
3/16"


6lbs 6.5ozs
Yes
 
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$5200

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Frederick T. Baker ~ A top notch English sidelock from 1900 with exceptional engraving and wood ~ A great price on such a high grade gun
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4836
7711
What a lovely London sidelock from circa 1900. F.T. Baker guns I have noted over the years tend to have exceptional engraving and this one is no exception. This gun offers excellent modern stock dimensions and chokes that will kill clays or birds with regularity.

*This gun was proofed for 2 1/2" but because for many years 2 1/2" shells were not available in America its chamber was lengthened to 2 3/4" so it could be continued to be used here in the USA. These barrels are in excellent condition.

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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
29"
2 3/4"

2 3/4"

.016 Mod
.012 IC


.024
.028
14 1/2" with horn butt plate

1 1/2"
2 1/8"
9/16"


6lbs 9.5ozs
Yes
 
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$5200

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William Evans of London Sidelock with exceptional engraving and modern stock dimensions and cased
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4626
5334
bushed firing pins Excellent bright and clean barrels
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Sidelock

Yes
Steel
30"
2 1/2"

2 1/2"

.024 full
.007 IC


.027
.027
15 7/8" to checkered butt

1 7/16"
2 3/8"
1/8"


6 lbs. 11 oz.
Yes
 
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$4900

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Holland & Holland back action sidelock with good dimensions and beautiful radiused action ~ Antique can ship direct
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4841
6190
The Holland "Climax" or "Dominion" grade sidelocks like this are a favorite of mine as they have a wonderful radiused, almost round action and tend to be very well balanced.

This example, built in the mid 1880's has great wall thickness and choking and is tight on face and field ready. There is some very light pitting or hazing in the barrels but nothing of any consequence.

*Note the beautiful English walnut stock!

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Back action sidelock

No
Damascus
30"
2 1/2"


2 1/2"

.028 full
.017 Mod


.038
.038
14 1/8" ( 13 7/8" original wood)

1 5/8"
2 1/2"
1/8"


6 lbs. 15 oz.
No
 
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$4800

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William Evans Sidelock ejector with Boss patent single trigger
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4532
3355
A beautifully engraved London sidelock from 1897. Note the excellent stock dimensions and sensible chokes and super light weight.

If a longer length of pull is needed we can arrange for a leather covered pad to be installed for up to an inch increase in LOP.

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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
30"
2-1/2"

2 1/2"

.020 full
.012 IC


.022
.022
14 1/4" with horn butt plate

1 7/16"
2 1/4"
3/8"


6lbs 6oz
No
 
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$4800

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E. J. Churchill (gunmakers Ltd.) XXV Imperial grade sidelock with 2 3/4" proofs
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4672
6740
I like how these imperial grades handle. Actually, I like how most all the Churchill 25" guns handle. They feel like your swinging a much longer barrel gun. It is the way that they strike and weight them that is a bit of magic. Have the left barrel choke opened up to IC and this would make a great gun for grouse, woodcock, and quail.
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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
25"
2 3/4"

2 3/4"

.024 full
.002 Near Cylinder


.028
.028
15" to rubber recoil pad (14" wood)

1 1/2"
1-13/16
1/4"


6 lbs. 4 oz.
Yes
 
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$4800

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Stephen Grant & Sons High Grade Sidelock for a great price! Note the great and long stock dimensons!
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4137
17787
This is a beautiful London sidelock. The barrels were rebuilt ( by sleeving or mono-blocking) by well renowned Westley Richards. As well as having London best engraving and craftsmanship this gun is solid, tight on face, and field ready.

* I would like to point out if this stock is too long or short for you we can have a leather covered pad added for a very fair price to fit the gun to your needs.

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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Sleeved
28"
2-1/2"

2 1/2"

.020 full
.010 IC


.031
.030
15 1/8" to checkered wood butt

1 1/2"
2 1/4"
1/4"


6 lbs. 7 oz.
Yes
 
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$4700

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H. J. Hussey Sidelock ~ These are very well made and respected London guns and this is a great example ~ 2 3/4"
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4760
14065
A super value in a London sidelock. Tight on face with nice bores. Field ready.

*Note the 2 3/4" proofs

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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
28"
2 3/4"

2 3/4"

.030 full
.008 IC


.031
.031
14 3/4"

1 7/16"
2"
5/16"


6lbs 9ozs
Yes
 
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$4200

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William Evans Side lock with excellent wood and dimensions
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4750
6906
Manufactured 1910 this beautiful sidelock is in very nice honest condition. Tight with American dimensions. Yes! The wood is as beautiful as it looks in the pictures!~
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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
28"
2 1/2"

2 1/2"

.009
.009


.035
.031
15" with leather pad and 13 15/16" wood

1 1/2"
2 1/2"
0


6lbs 13.5ozs
Yes
 
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$4000

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William Evans Sidelock with single trigger ~ Very light and handy! Newer barrels by Cogswell & Harrison
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4531
3354
Built in 1896 this beautiful sidelock is tight on face and is field ready.

Check out the London BEST rose and scroll engraving! Extra features include auto ejectors, a rolled trigger guard, and bushed firing pins, and single non selective trigger of the Boss patent which is noted on the trigger plate.

Generally excellent bores with some pitting at the end of the chamber where the forcing cone begins. Was obviously there when the gun was re nitro proofed in 1957. Can ship direct, pre 1899. No FFL needed.

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Yes
Steel
29 5/8"
2-1/2"

2 1/2"

.027 full
.030 full


.029
.029
14 1/4" with horn butt plate

1 5/8"
2 1/2"
3/8"


6lbs 5oz
No
 
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$3900

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G. E. Lewis and Sons Sidelock with game scene engraving and more
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4875
15987
What a beautiful little shotgun with rather naive game scene engraving reminiscent of the period this gun was built which would be about 1937.

The condition of this gun is very nice. It features a Purdey style hidden third bite and also the slender Churchill rib which I particularly like.

*Note the great modern stock dimensions.

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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
27
2 1/2

2 1/2

.035 full
.006 Skeet


.029
.026
15 1/8 with leather pad

1 9/16
2 3/16
3/8


6lbs 9ozs
Yes
 
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$3900

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Harrison & Hussey Ltd. 41 Albemarle St. London W.I. ~ This is a super quality side lock for a great price
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4470
3182
High quality, light but not too light for a 12, and with great dimensions for most. Built in the end of 1923 these between the war shotguns are considered by the British gun trade to be of the best they ever made. Don't let the minimal engraving fool you. This is a quality shotgun.
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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
27"
2 1/2"

2 1/2"

.012 IC
.004 Skeet


.028
.022
14 1/2" (13 1/2" of wood)

1 1/2"
2 1/16"
3/8"


6 lbs. 5.5 oz.
Yes
 
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$3800

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Thomas Horsley Hammerless Sidelock Ejector 12ga with 2 3/4" proofs and 15" LOP stock
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4964
3224
This is light for a 2 3/4" proofed gun with 30" barrels. This gun has seen extensive restoration including a new stock and new case colors.
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Hammerless Sidelock

Yes
Steel
30"
2 3/4

2 3/4

.022
.004


.025
.024
15" with checkered butt

1 1/2
2 1/4
1/2"


6lbs 5ozs
Yes
 
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$3200

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Leech & Sons Sidelock ~ Not many have heard of this maker but... ...check out the dimensions and the wood!
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
3872
5869
This small maker claims they have been in business since 1795! A well-made sidelock that won't break the bank compared to buying one of the big four London makers.

This gun features wonderful engraving and a Purdey style hidden third bite. Note the Long LOP extendable with a pad to near 16".

The triggers are a bit soft for my liking but useable. We could recommend a gunsmith to crispen them up if they are not to your liking.

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Sidelock

Yes
Steel
26"
2-1/2"

2 1/2"

.016 Mod.
.006 Skeet


.033
.033
15"to a checkered butt

1 5/8"
2 1/4"
5/8"


6 lbs. 12 oz.
Yes
 
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$2800

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Army & Navy Ltd. English sidelock from 1934 ~ A quality shotgun built by W.C. Scott
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4712
60725
According to A&N existing records this fine sidelock was completed April 9th 1934 by W.C. Scott and sold to J.E. Sealy Esquire.

This gun is tight on face and field ready. A great value in an English sidelock with good stock dimensions and super wall thickness.

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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
30"
2-1/2"

2 1/2"

.041 Extra full
.006 Skeet


.034
.029
15 1/8" with checkered butt

1 9/16"
2 9/16"
1/4"


7lbs 1ozs
Yes
 
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$2800

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Army & Navy Sidelock built by W.C. Scott ~ a well-made gun at a great price
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
3959
49538
Existing Army & Navy records show this sidelock was built in 1908 by W.C. Scott. Great dimensions and I really like how this gun opens and closes. It feels like a gun that would be appreciated in the field.

*You know this old girl has seen plenty of service and she does show some scars in handling marks in the wood and blue thinning in places. She would be a great candidate for a light restoration or used and appreciated as is. This gun I noted when first operated did not have auto ejectors. I really like this as having auto ejectors is really one more thing to go wrong and truly in the upland field unnecessary. I will get some flack over this, I am sure! I will agree to disagree.

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Sidelock

No
Steel
30"
2-1/2"

2 1/2"

.030 full
.033 Full


.030
.028
14 5/8" (14" original wood)

1 1/2"
2 3/8"
3/8"


6 lbs. 11 oz.
Yes
 
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$2800

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Bozard 12ga Sidelock ~ A London gun from 1897
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4830
8764
This is a very attractive English sidelock at a great price dating from 1897. The gun is tight! The stock dimensions are very modern and great for most people. The guns LOP could be made up to an inch longer with a pad.
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Sidelock Top Lever

Yes
Sleeved
29"
2 1/2"

2 1/2"

.020 full
.007 IC


.027
.030
14 1/8" with horn butt plate

1 7/16
2 1/16"
1/4


6lbs 6ozs
No
 
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$2800

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Norman & Son of Framlingham ~ A very nice Sidelock with 2 3/4" proofs at an excellent price
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4884
2135
This small maker was located in Framlingham, a small village south of Norwich and North of Ipswich near the east coast of central England. The maker Bengamin Norman was born in 1833 and apprenticed to be a gun maker in 1847. Our gun was built in the early 1900's. There is a good amount of history to found online at: https://www.internetgunclub.com/archived-forum/posts.php?topicid=1270

This Sidelock is in nice condition and features 2 3/4" nitro proofs and chokes perfect for upland hunting. The top rib is of the Churchill style. The barrels are newer as indicated on the barrels being from Bengamin Wild. The gun is tight on face and field ready.

*Note the lovely engraving on the breech of the barrels.

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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
28"
2 3/4"

2 3/4"

.012 IC
.004 Skeet


.029
.032
14 5/8" with checkered butt, steel heel and toe clips

1 7/16"
2 1/2"
1/8"


6 lbs. 11.5 oz.
Yes
 
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$2400

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Wm. Atkinson & Sons~ Lancaster, Kendel, and Morecambe ~ A lovely 30" barreled English sidelock for a great price
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
3465
3155
This gun features nitro proofed 30" barrels with mirror bores. Other features include auto ejectors, tight on face barrels to action, and excellent modern stock dimensions cut from a very nice piece of English walnut. The left choke is tighter than many (like me) might want it but remember we can have chokes opened very reasonably. Also, if you need a longer LOP we can provide excellent English style leather covered pads up to 1".

This is a very nice example of an English sidelock. It is well balanced and feels great between the hands as any well made gun should.

I did not know much of this maker so I did some sleuthing on internet and actually found quite a lot:

Built between 1901 and 1905 by address's on rib William Atkinson was the son of Joseph Atkinson of Lancaster. He was born in 1851. By 1871 William had joined his father in the business in Lancaster, but in about 1874 he opened his own business at 52 Stricklandgate, Kendal, Westmoreland; in about 1878 this moved to 8 All Hallows Lane. There may have been a branch of the firm in Preston. In 1874 William and his wife (Eleanor b. 1850) had a son, Joseph Harvey Atkinson, and in 1876 another, Arthur Falder Atkinson (both born in Kendal), they both worked in the business as gunmaker's assistants, there were also had two daughters born in Kendal, Edith (b.1873) and Maud (b.1878) who appear to have worked in the business. In 1881 Joseph Atkinson retired and William took over the business in Lancaster re-naming it William Atkinson. In about 1885 the firm moved to 20 Market Street, between 1890 and 1901 they took over the adjoining premises at 18 Market Street. Between 1890 and 1894 the business in Kendal moved to 58 Highgate. Joseph Atkinson died in the late 1890s, and in 1900 the firm Lancaster business was re-named William Atkinson & Sons. By this time the firm had a substantial trade in bicycles. In about 1901 a branch was opened at 11 Skipton Street, Morecambe, Lancashire. This was probably run by one of the sons, it appears to have closed in about 1905. Between 1901 and 1905 the Kendal business became known as Atkinson & Griffin, it appears to have ceased trading in 1925. Between about 1905 and 1909 the firm in Lancaster occupied premises in North Road. In about 1935 the firm moved to 26 Market Street, Lancaster, but the Lancaster business appears to have closed in 1940. In 1955 Thomas Atkinson & Sons was recorded at 19a Stricklandgate, Kendal. Thomas Atkinson was certainly related, perhaps only distantly. The firm appears to have closed in about 1985.

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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
30"


2 1/2" nitro

.042 extra full
.005 Skeet


.023
.028
14 5/8" ( 14" original wood)

1 1/2"
2 1/8"
1/4"


6 lbs. 12 oz.
Yes
 
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$2200

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Carr Bros 12ga Sidelock 0f Cloth Hall St., Huddersfield, Yorks,
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4790
30019
A very nice sidelock for the price of a boxlock due to the less known name. Carr Brothers started in 1878 on Cloth Hall St., Huddersfield, Yorks. They moved a few times around Huddersfield over the years and seem to have closed there doors in 1913.

Great dimensions and LOP could be made up to near 14 7/8" or less if a pad were added.

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Sidelock top lever ejector

Yes
Steel
30
2 1/2

2 1/2

.034 full
.009 IC


.022
.024
13 7/8"

1 1/2
2 1/8
3/16


6lbs 9ozs
Yes
 
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$2000

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Tolley & Co. English Sidelock with right shoulder stock to line up with left eye ~ Often called "cross over stocked"
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4380
9336
This gun has very nice barrels and is sound and tight. If you shoot with your left eye but shoulder the gun to your right shoulder this is the gun for you! The length of pull can be changed to fit the next owner.
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Sidelock

No
Steel
28 1/2"
2-1/2"

2 1/2"

.030 full
.009 IC


.033
.037
14" (13 3/4" of stock wood, could be 14 3/4" with pad)

1 13/16"
uncertain
3 3/8" (Left eye gun


6lbs 14oz
Yes
 
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$1900

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P. Webley Sidelock with nice dimensions ~ A bit thin in the tooth but in proof and priced accordingly ~ Great features and free shipping!
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4664
50170
P. Webley was the company that joined with W.C. Scott to form Welbey and Scott, one of the largest English gun makers in the English gun making history. In my experience the P. Webley guns were all of very high quality.

This gun is in proof and thin minimum walls are out near the muzzle where they should be and where there is very little pressure. We have priced this gun attractively for this reason and if you are interested in this gun, I suggest you call and buy it so you can examine it in person and take advantage of our five day inspection and free return shipping if it does not meet your needs for any reason.

*Note the weight which is the same as most English 16g. guns.

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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
28"
2 1/2"

2 1/2"

.022 full
.022 full


.018
.019
14 3/8" black butt plate (13 1/2" wood)

1 9/16"
2 5/16"
1/4"


6 lbs. 2 oz.
Yes
 
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$1800

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D. Kirkwood 12g, Sidelock Ejector Central Vision Stocking
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4715
1088
Extreme cast for a shooter with central vision. I am not familiar with the maker but appears to be of very high quality for an American firearm.
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Sidelock ejector

Yes
Steel
28 3/16"
2 5/8"

2 5/8"

.014 Mod
.004 skeet


.025
.026
14 1/2" to checkered butt

1 9/16"
3"
1 1/2"


6lbs 10.5 ozs
Yes
 
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$1800

CONTACT

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William Evans Sidelock with a cross over stock ~ Built for the right shoulder but to line up with the left eye
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4814
15638
If you can use these stock dimensions this is a bargain!
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Side lock ejector

Yes
Steel
28"
2 1/2"

2 1/2"

.029 full
.029 full


.030
.026
15 7/8" (14 3/4" original wood)

1 3/8" - 3/4" cast o
2 7/16"
1 3/16"


6 lbs. 11 oz.
Yes
 
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$1400

CONTACT

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L. C. Smith 12ga Ideal Grade ~ Many of our Grandpa's had these and loved them
Hammerless Sidelocks
12 gauge
4867
RE22742
Three position safety on this classic LC. The action retains about 40% original case color. The ventilated pad is hard and can use replacing. Any competent gunsmith can have this done for you in short order. The forcing cones are long so this gun should pattern well.
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Sidelock Top Lever

Yes
Steel
30
2 5/8

2 5/8

.020 light full
.018 Tight Mod


.028
.034
14 3/4 with butt pad (13 3/4 wood)

1 9/16
2 5/8
0


8lbs 3.5ozs
Yes
 
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$19900

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James Woodward & Son 28g. SxS ~ This is probably the only one in existence!
Hammerless Sidelocks
28 gauge
4876
3686
This is a stunning little gun and perhaps the only one in 28g. known in existence. She is in 2 3/4" proof and comes up and balances extremely well so will be no ones closet queen but a beyond lovely companion in the field.

I take it back. I found another so there is two. It is $225,000.00 !

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Sidelock

No
Damascus
27"
2 3/4"

2 3/4"

.014 Mod in 28
.010 tight IC


.026
.022
14 1/8" to checkered butt

1 7/16"
2 1/8"
1/4"


5 lbs. 6 oz.
No





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