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BOSS & Co. 12 BORE - 90% ORIGINAL CASE COLORS - BOSS SINGLE TRIGGER - FULL COVERAGE ENGRAVING by SUMNER - 29" CHOPPER LUMP BARRELS - 1911 - 6 Lbs. 8 Oz. - Splinter - Straight Hand at 14" LOP - Excellent Barrels Inside & Out - Brazier Locks in Excellent Condition

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Shotgun Side by Side 12 Bore $29,000.00

#5940, Boss & Co., 13 Dover Street. Piccadilly. London. W.: A Boss 12 Bore Sidelock Ejector Game Gun Made in 1911, 29" Chopper Lump barrels at .732 & .000 & .000" (Cyl. & Cyl.) 2 3/4" chambers, 1 1/8 ounce proof, Wall thickness on the right at .024" & the left at .029", The famous John Robertson Boss patent single non-selective trigger, This trigger is patent #11278 of May 30, 1905 which is the final & best real improvement of his trigger, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 x 1 7/16 x 2 1/16" over a checkered butt, Slight cast-off for the right hand, Rolled trigger guard edge for the right hand, 6 Lbs. 8 Oz., 97% coverage of very fine rose & scroll engraving cut by Mr. Jack G. Sumner, The locks by Joseph Brazier and both remain in excellent condition, The barrel striking is perfect, 92% barrel blue, It retains 90% original case colors, The barrels inside & out are excellent plus & totally free of any pits. It is cased in a later Boss leather Violin style trunk. This is the #3 gun built to complete a trio with gun #'s 5781 & 5782 and is recorded accordingly in the Boss book. It is believed to have been built for a member of the Hennessy Cognac family. This piece comes from the Golden Era of Best English guns with most of the Robertson family's influence on this very piece.

Mr. William Boss began his Gunmakers apprenticeship in 1773. He worked under Joseph Manton, a leading gunmaker of the time who employed only top-rate journeymen, of whom William Boss was considered one. During this period, Boss had three sons, who in time would follow in his footsteps and each be apprenticed to their father. Thomas Boss established his reputation as a top gunmaker. Thomas Boss worked for Joseph Manton, one of the greatest Gunmakers of that period, before leaving and starting Boss & Co. in 1812. When Thomas Boss died, the company was acquired in 1891 by John Robertson. John Robertson was responsible for two of the greatest creations by the firm; in 1909 the Boss low profile Over and Under shot gun, and in 1894 the Boss single trigger which was one of the first truly reliable single triggers to be made anywhere. Boss & Co. have produced guns of the highest quality for over 200 years. Today, their guns are still built in London, to those same high standards, by skilled craftsmen using the methods honed by their predecessors. Check them out at

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