ALFRED LANCASTER 12 BORE BOXLOCK SXS SPORTING GUN SN 5182. Shortened 28 1/2 inch Damascus barrels. Game rib with dolls head extension. Case hardened border engraved boxlock action with A LANCASTER LONDON in a banner. Pins with circular decorations. Scalloped rear of action. Extractor. Auto safety. Finely checkered straight grip stock of figured contrasting walnut. Vacant silver oval. Later one inch recoil pad. Finely checkered splintered forend with Anson release. Top rib marked A LANCASTER 50 GREEN St. GROSVENOR SQUARE LONDON.
CONDITION: Excellent, as redone. Barrels show 60-70% rebrowned finish. Bright bores with frosting. Right bore shows a pit near muzzle. Right barrel shows a dent near muzzel. Polished action shows some slight pitting. Reblued floor plate and triggerguard. Refinished and recheckered wood. Stock shows a slight repair at grip.
Barrel dimensions: Bores: 0.735/0.735 inches. Chokes: 0.002/0.003 inches Cyl. Chambers: 2 1/2 inches. Proof: London, Black Powder, 12, 12. Mimimum wall thickness: 0.025 inches. Stock Dimensions: Pull: 14 1/2 inches. Drop at comb: 19/16 inches. Drop at heel: 2 1/4 inches. Cast off: 3/8 inches. Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz. Toplever well to the right of center.
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL EARLY ENGLISH GAME GUN FROM A RENOWNED LONDON MAKER IN GREAT CONDITION READY FOR THE FIELD OR SPORTING CLAYS. GORGEOUS DAMASCUS PATTERN ON THE BARRELS!
ALFRED LANCASTER (d.1890), son of CHARLES LANCASTER and with brother t.a. CHARLES WILLIAM & ALFRED LANCASTER, gunmakers, 151 New Bond Street and 2 Little Bruton Street, 1855-1859, on his own as ALFRED LANCASTER, 27 South Audley Street, 1859-1885; 50 Green Street, Grosvenor Square, 1886-1892, when CHARLES LANCASTER & COMPANY succeeded to the business, q.v. rec.