C & H WESTON 12 BORE SXS HAMMER SPORTING GUN NVSN. Early top lever sxs with 30 inch Damascus bbls choked cyl/cyl with concave smooth rib, sgl bead, extractor and extended second bite. Bbls have been dressed at muzzle but do not appear to have been trimmed. It has a delicate rounded action with deep scalloped firing pin wells and back action locks that are all nicely engraved with 40-50% coverage fine arabesque patterns. Top and bottom tangs are both extended and operating lever is, unusually, offset to right. Mounted with nicely figured French walnut, checkered horn insert, schnable tipped, splinter forearm secured with a alg wedge and straight hand stock, 14 1/4 inch over a checkered butt with heel and toe plates. It has blank silver oval inital plate on bottom.
Bore diameter: left .724, right .726. bore restrictions: left .000, right .000. wall thickness: left .036, right .034. drop at heel: 2 1/4 inch. drop at comb: 1 5/8 inch. weight 7 lbs 1.6 oz.
Condition: Very good to fine. Bbls retain most of their orig thin brown Damascus pattern. Receiver and lockplates retain case colors in sheltered areas with balance having turned silver. Top and bottom tangs are a gray patina. Stock has a small chip back of top tang and forearm is missing a sliver from left side, otherwise wood is sound with mormal handling and use markings containing most of its professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bores with moderate pitting left bore, fine pitting right bore.