Lot 1034    

*Charles Boswell First Royale Grade Shotgun Made in North America
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
20 gauge, bore diameter is .637, 26.75" barrels, automatic ejectors. Serial number 8302. L.O.P. 14.25" over checkered butt, D.A.H. 2", D.A.C. 1.5". Marked on the top of barrels on the rib between Charles Boswell London in gold. With banknote-style engraving on the barrels, tang, sidelocks, frame and triggerguard. Barrels' finish is a beautiful high-polished plum brown. With gold bands at the back of barrels. Sidelocks, frame and forearm fittings are finished in case colors. All pins in the locks are a highly polished white color. Triggerguard is a high-polished blue finish. Safety and top lever are finished in blue. The word safe is in gold. Finely figured checkered Spanish black walnut stock and forearm. With gold inscription plate behind checkering at triggerguard. Checkered buttplate. Cased in a leather trunk-style case with brass corners.

Boswell is a London based company that moved to Toronto, Canada in 1983. This is the second gun that was made in America and it was made for an exhibition. This is the first Boswell sidelock made in Canada. Complete with factory letter.



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Sold: $7,050.00
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