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ATKIN 12 BORE SIDELOCK PAIR - NEW CHOPPER LUMP BARRELS in 1988 by the MAKER - NEW BUTTSTOCKS by the MAKER - ALL LONDON DONE - 28" Ejector - 94% Sharp & Crisp Engraving - 14 3/4" Straight Hand - 6 Lbs. 11 Oz. - 2 3/4" Chambers - Imp.Cyl. & Mod. Both Guns

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Shotgun Side by Side 12 Bores $24,000.00

#912 & 913, Henry Atkin (From Purdey's) 6 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, A Very Nice Pair of Bar Action Sidelock Ejector 12 Bore Game Guns, Both guns with modern and new 28" Chopper Lump barrels installed and proved in London in 1988 when they operated as Atkin Grant & Lang & Co Ltd at 6 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London (The address on these barrels), Both barrels remain as new since 1988: The #1 gun London proved at 3 1/4 tons with 2 3/4" chambers, #1 is .730 .008 & .020" (Imp.Cyl. & Mod.), 2 3/4" chambers: The #2 gun London proved at 3 1/4 tons with 2 3/4" chambers, #2 is .730 .008 & .016" (Imp.Cyl. & Mod.), 2 3/4" chambers, Wall thickness all the way around at .032", Both with new buttstocks with excellent internal inletting (I presume done in 1988 when the new barrels were added), Very nice wood with excellent color and contrast, The pair with Ejectors, Double triggers, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Straight hand stock and both 14 3/4 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/8" over checkered butts, Both guns 6 lbs. 11 oz., Stanton & Son locks, 94% coverage of period scroll engraving, The action body's still retain 15-20% original case colors, The barrel blue at 97% on both, The buttstocks and forends remain at 94%, The checkering at 98%, Number 1 & 2 in Gold in 3 places, The engraving is very sharp & crisp and has never been brushed, All 4 barrels are almost as new inside & out, The pair is cased in what appears to be the original brass cornered trunk & now with the trade label from AG &L when the new barrels and new buttstocks were installed in 1988. Here is a very nice pair of guns with new modern Chopper Lump barrels & wood that will go a lifetime. These are a super pair of guns that are in much better condition than many of the vintage pairs offered on the market today.

Henry Atkin started in 1877 and was still in business in 1960 at which time they amalgamated with Stephen Grant & Joseph Lang and became Atkin, Grant & Lang Ltd. on 7 Bury St. and joined with Churchill in 1971 and in 1976 the business was moved to 61 Pall Mall, St James's. To this very day they operate as: Atkin Grant & Lang, Windmill Road, Markyate, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 8LP in the UK. They have a shooting ground, retail shop and a gun making workshop where they do new guns, refinish and repairs. Check out their very nice website at

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