TOLLEY 12 "BALL & SHOT"- LONDON NITRO PROOF in 1990- TOPLEVER HAMMERLESS- 25" ORIGINAL Bbls.- Walls at .047 & .049
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Category: Shotguns - English Double - Shotguns - English Double Antique
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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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#7884, J & W Tolley, 59 New Bond St., London. W: Ubique - For Conical Ball: A 12 Bore Toplever Hammerless "Ball & Shot" Game Gun Made about 1900 with original 25" steel extractor dovetail lump barrels with rib extension dolls head plus a third bite, .730 .000 & .000 (Cyl. & Cyl.), For Shot & Ball, Original 2 1/2" chambers; Nitro proved in London in 1990 at 850 BAR, 18.6mm bores, 65mm chambers plus the proper reproof marks, The wall thickness to handle ball on the right barrel at .047" & .049" on the left, 3 express sights at 50 - 100 & 150 yards, Splinter forend with a metal tip with a Deeley & Edge release, Open pistol grip stock at 14 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 2 9/16" over a full face checkered butt, Cast-off for the right hand, 7 lbs. 4 oz., Decent wood with some color & contrast, The wood remains very stout in every respect, A small chip but professionally repaired at the head of the stock next to the trigger plate, Border engraving, The barrels reblacked by a professional & now at 94%, No case colors remain but a nice patina, The wood finish at 92%, The checkering is at 95%, The London nitro proofed barrels are heavy & strong for ball and the bores are in excellent condition. It shoots a standard 600 grain round ball at .735" at about 1200 fps using 34.2 grains of IMR 4756 powder under a .125" wad, 2 each 1/8" cork wads and then a 1/10" wad. Throw a couple of 600 grainers in your pocket and be ready for a hog, deer or coyote on your next bird hunt. We will help you with the loads and all information needed to get it field ready. Here is a solid, tough and reliable Pre-War English game gun that is certainly a shooter at 7 lbs. 4 oz. with great dimensions that will take care of a lot of 4 legged critters and winged game birds. /////////////////////// J & W (James & William) Tolley started business in 1859 in Birmingham, in the 1880's they set up shop with a retail store in London at 1 Conduit St. They made smoothbores, big game express rifles including double 4 bores. The gun with unchoked barrels for shooting ball ammunition was named the "Ubique" and this gun is marked accordingly. James Tolley died in 1916, and the firm was bought by Holloway & Naughton about 1919 as Tolley was recorded at Vesey Street where Holloway & Naughton occupied 10, 12 and 14 Vesey Street at about that time. In 1955 guns were no longer made under the J & W Tolley name. From 1932 to 1939 10 Vesey Street was occupied by R B Rodda & Co. The Holloway & Naughton name has been respected in British gunmaking since the early 19th century. During WWII the factory was destroyed in a bombing raid on Birmingham, all plans, blueprints, machinery and records were lost. In the early 1990’s, Andrew Harvison brought back this established name; they make a very nice O/U along with some nice SxS game guns. Check them out at hollowaynaughton.co.uk