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CHURCHILL 20 BORE from 1954 - TOTALLY ORIGINAL in EXCELLENT PLUS CONDITION - BOXLOCK EJECTOR with CHOPPER LUMP BARRELS - ORIGINAL 95% BLUE & CASE COLORS - 25" Barrels - Excellent Plus Barrels Inside & Out - 85% Coverage of Scroll Engraving - Original 2 3/4" - Original Leather Trunk

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Shotgun Side by Side 20 Bore $6,600.00

#7285, 20 Bore, E. J. Churchill (Gunmakers) Ltd., Orange Street, Gunworks, Leicester Square, London: A Churchill 20 Bore Game Gun in Boxlock Ejector Made in 1954 That Remains in Excellent Condition, 25" Ejector Chopper Lump Barrels, Proved in Birmingham at 1 ounce and 2 3/4", .614 .003 & .016" (Skt.I & Imp.Mod.), Original 2 3/4" chambers, Wall thickness on both the right and left at .036", Double triggers, Splinter forend with an Anson frontal release, Straight hand stock at 14 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/8" over a near full face checkered butt, Cast-Off for the right hand; Swept comb and stock with the top tang, top lever and the trigger guard off-set to the right from a true straight line of the barrels and receiver, This gun points like a dream and is near perfect for a right hand shooter, Great 20 Bore weight at 6 lbs. 1 oz., Very nice wood, 85% coverage of period scroll engraving, The original barrel blue at 95%, The original case colors at 95% and remain bright and vivid, The original stock finish at 96-97%, The checkering is at 99%, The barrels inside & out remain in excellent plus condition and completely free of any dings or pits, The striking on the barrels are excellent, It is cased in the original maker's leather cornered leather trunk with the proper trade labels, The barrels remain on the face, They have a pronounced chime. On walk up bird shooting over dogs 25" barrels work absolutely as efficient as longer barrels in the hands of the average upland hunter. If you can prove me differently, I will give you this gun plus pay the shipping to you. Here is a totally original game gun inside and out that remains in excellent condition with mechanics that will last another lifetime. An early post-war boxlock with chopper lump barrels is not encountered very often.


E. J. (Edwin John) Churchill set up shop in 1891 at 8 Agar St. Strand, London. They moved to Leicester Square in 1925 and then to Orange Street in 1934 in Leicester Square; E. J. Churchill died in 1910 & Robert Churchill died in 1958. In 1960 Atkin, Grant & Lang were operating on 7 Bury Street and by 1971 the firm was operating as Churchill, Atkin, Grant & Lang at 7 Bury Street and in 1976 the business was moved to 61 Pall Mall, St James's. E.J. Churchill Gunmakers restarted in 1985 by Mr. Don Masters, and to this day is on the West Wycombe Estate and have been there since the late 1980s. You can check out their offerings at ejchurchill.com

 
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