J & W Tolley .410 BORE HAMMER GUN, TIGHT AND READY!
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Category: Shotguns - English Double - Shotguns - .410 Gauge
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Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
Country: United States
Number of Active Listings: 101
Total Number of Listings: 1635
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: check, certified funds
J & W Tolley .410 Bore Hammer Side-by-Side
TIGHT AND READY!
General Specs: J & W Tolley, Year Pre 1954, .410 Gauge, 4lb 2oz, SxS
Serial Number: 99765
J. & W. Tolley is an English gunmaker of some notoriety, mostly noted for large bore waterfowlers. From about 1894 through 1903 they occupied a London address on New Bond St. The earliest of the Tolley guns were not of the quality that they became in 1894 with their appointment as gunmakers to the King of Portugal and to the Persian Royal family. These are not casual appointments, and the quality can be seen in their guns from the London address after 1894. This little .410 is a bit mysterious, as it's serial number would indicate that it was made post 1950, but the action and trigger guard seems to be much older, likely turn of the 20th century. My guess it was made before serial numbers were required, and then likely went back to be rebarreled sometime before 1954. There are proof marks on the receiver that began to be used in 1904 and ended in 1954. Same with the barrel flats. The serial number seems to have been applied at a much later date, maybe even after 1989. The gun was reproofed for magnum loads and 3" chambers post 1989 and the barrels remain unchanged in bore diameter and chambering since that proofing. All that means the gun is in modern proof and safe for modern ammunition. At 4lbs. 2oz. and balanced 3/16" ahead of the hinge pin, it is the definition of "a wand" in hand. The 26" fluid steel barrels are choked IC/F and are in excellent condition. If you have ever tried to find an English hammer gun in .410 bore you know how rare this opportunity is! What a fun little gun to take afield or to challenge your skills on the clays course. Thanks for looking.
Barrel Length: 26"
Bore Diameter: 0.415 as proofed
% Blue: 95%
Chambers: 3" as proofed
Action: tight, proofed post 1989
Ejectors or Extractors: extractors
Case Color: 65% w/patina balance
Screws: very good
Engraving: 30% coverage scroll
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: mostly browned patina
Type: 1/2 round pistol grip/ splinter forend
LOP: 14 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood: same
DAH: 2 1/2"
DAC: 1 5/8"
Checkering Condition: exc 28 lines per inch
Butt Treatment: serrated wood butt; no plate
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!
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We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.
Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $45.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email or call us directly, at #616-292-6240. Thanks! Jay Shachter, Vintage Firearms, Inc