POWELL 16 BAR-IN-WOOD 2 Bbl. SET TOPLEVER REBOUNDING HAMMER- 28" STEEL & 29" NITRO PROVED DAMASCUS Bbls.- CASED
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Category: Powell & Sons, Wm Shotguns - Shotguns - English
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Company: Champlin Firearms Inc.
Member Since: 11/19/07
First Name: George
Last Name: Caswell
Country: United States
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#8250, William Powell & Son, 13 Carrs Lane, Birmingham: A 16 Bore 2 Barrel Toplever Rebounding Hammer Bar Action Bar-in-Wood Game Gun Made in 1887 with 29" Extractor Damascus barrels, These damascus barrels were nitro proved in London in 2012 with 2 1/2" chambers, Then in 1977 Powell fit a set of 28" steel barrels with 2 3/4" chambers: The original damascus barrels at .679 .002 & .002", (Cyl. & Cyl), 2 1/2" chambers, Wall thickness on the right at .024" & the left .022" (London Nitro Proved in 2012): The Powell 1977 steel barrels at .663 .009 & .020", (Skt.II & Imp.Mod.), 2 3/4" chambers, Wall thickness on the right at .030" & the left .031" (Birmingham Nitro Proved in 2012 to 2 3/4"): Dovetail lump barrels, Dolls head extension, Double triggers, Dolphin style hammers, Percussion fences, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 5/8 x 1 7/16 x 2" over a 3/4" removable leather pad with plugs, Slight Cast-Off for the right hand, Game gun weight at 6 lbs. with the damascus barrels and 6 lbs. 3 oz. with the steel barrels, Nice wood with good black/brown contrast, Border engraving, This piece remains in very nice condition since it came to these shores from England in April of 2013, The gun remains in 99% since it was completely gone over in England recently, The bores are bright & shiny chamber to muzzle on both sets of barrels, Both sets of barrels ring with a pronounced chime, Stanton rebounding locks from patent #367 of 1867, Purdey bolting from patent #1104 of 1863, Scott's spindle patent #2752 of 1865, Anson's forend release patent #3791 of 1872. The forend has 2 edge repairs that are almost impossible to see. It is cased in the original leather trunk with the original Powell trade label plus the original key, the interior nicely re-lined and set up for both barrels. This is a nice set-up with both barrels in proof and completely brought back with very nice detail to workmanship and finish plus it is a 16 Bore. //////////////////////////////////// William Powell has been in the trade since 1802 and it became "& Son" in 1847. The strength of this firm lasted through five generations of the same family. In 1938 Powell worked with Stoeger Arms in New York to distribute and sell their sporting guns. They remain in business to this very day at Carrs House, 1 Tramway, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5TD or check their at william-powell.co.uk