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Lot 0079
This gorgeous gun has chopper lump barrels fitted with low profile Churchill rib are engraved "Churchill (Gunmakers) Ltd." and "61 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London, England" on tops. There are 1" triangles of well cut scrollwork at breech ends. Barrel flats are stamped with London nitro proofs. Bottoms of barrels are engraved with serial number and importers name and address (A&F Houston, Texas). Case hardened sidelock action features automatic safety, "SAFE" inlaid in gold, gold band tumbler end cocking indicators, and case colored double triggers. Action and lockplates are engraved with full coverage, well cut small scroll within similar scroll borders. "CHURCHILL" is in scroll terminated rib and on the front of each lockplate. "PREMIERE", "Finest Quality" and "MODEL" are on bottom of action. Blued trigger guard with small beads on right side of bow, with matching scroll, and serial number on tang. Very finely marbled and lightly figured European walnut straight grip buttstock with checkered wood butt and features typical drop points, point pattern checkering and gold oval. Matching splinter ejector forend has Anson release. Accompanied by its makers leather VC case with stitched leather corners is lined in burgundy cloth and has gold embossed Churchill label in lid. Extremely fine and likely test fired only. Barrels retain virtually all of their original blue finish. Action shows bold original case colors throughout. Top lever with deep original blue. Trigger guard retains virtually all of its original blue. Action is tight. Ejectors are strong and in time. Case is excellent with a few marks. Interior shows some very minor rubs. Accessories are all near mint. A fantastic Churchill!Accessories: Case with cleaning toolsBarrel Length: 28"Barrel Wall Thickness: (L) .033 (R) .040Chamber: 2-3/4"Choke: (L).036 full (R) .014 modDrop at Comb: 1-5/8Drop at Heel: 2-1/8FFL Status: ModernGauge: 12Internal Bore Diameter: (L) .728 (R) .728Length Of Pull: 15-1/4"Manufacturer: ChurchillModel: Premiere ModelPaperwork: YesSerial Number: 23738Weight: 6lbs. 13oz.

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(M) Near New Original Condition Churchill Premiere

Estimate $10,000 - $15,000Jun 25, 2018