BRITTE 20- GRIFFIN & HOWE from THE BRITTE COLLECTION- 99% VERY NICE FLORAL ENGRAVING- APPEARS UNFIRED
Guns International #: 100349913 Seller's Inventory #: DM5
Category: Shotguns - Belgium Double - Shotguns - Doubles
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Company: Champlin Firearms Inc.
Member Since: 11/19/07
First Name: George
Last Name: Caswell
Country: United States
Seller: FFL Dealer
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#2291, Britte 20 Bore SxS Game Gun from the Britte Collection out of Liege, Belgium that was completed for Griffin & Howe by Jules Bury, Proved in Belgium in 1973, 26" Dovetail lump Siemens-Martin steel barrels at .629 .016 & .024" (Mod. & Full), 2 3/4" chambers, Hidden third bite, Double triggers, Scalloped action body, Splinter forend with an Anson release, Straight hand stock at 14 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 2 3/8" over a checkered butt, Game gun weight at 5 lbs. 8 oz., 99% coverage of extremely nice floral engraving by D. D. Pirard and signed, Overall condition is at 98% and it appears unfired, The rear barrel lug is stamped by Griffin & Howe, The barrels ring with pronounced chime, The barrels stamped "eB" for Etabblissements Britte, It comes with the original certificate from Britte, It is cased in a nice leather cornered leather trunk, There are about 150 Britte guns that were brought to America by Griffin & Howe, This piece is believed to be the only boxlock they handled. This piece is attractive, trim, light and clean with very nice engraving. ////////////////////////// In about 1999 Luc Vander Borght found in Liege, Belgium 17 finished Over & Under Side-Opening SuperBritte shotguns and 10 SuperBritte barreled actions in the white. Also discovered were 17 H&H style Sidelock Ejector SxS completed shotguns, proofed in Liège in the early 50's along with 105 H&H style Sidelock Ejector SxS barreled actions in the white complete with thousands of spare parts all stored in impeccable condition since the start of WWII. Griffin & Howe was involved from the start, about 2001, and they referred to it as the fine firearms find of the century: the legendary Jules Bury Collection. This 20 Bore #2291 is believed to be the only boxlock they handled.