W & C Scott and Sons – vintage firearms inc - HAMMER GUN, 1882 ANTIQUE, GREAT STOCK DIMENSIONS!
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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
Phone: (616) 292-6240
Phone2: (616) 608-4337
Fax: (616) 608-4701
Number of Active Listings: 111
Total Number of Listings: 2049
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: check, certified funds, wire transfer
W & C Scott and Sons 12 Bore
HAMMER GUN, 1882 ANTIQUE, GREAT STOCK DIMENSIONS, NICE!
General Specs: W & C Scott, Year 1882, 12 Gauge, 7lbs 5oz, Hammer side-by-side
Serial Number: 31342
William Scott was a Birmingham gunmaker that began his own trade name as early as 1834 with the opening of his firm “William Scott Gunmaker”. By 1840 his brother Charles joined him, and by 1858 his two sons, hence the moniker “W & C Scott and Sons”. They maintained London showrooms from 1872 until 1899, and that is the reason for the London address on the barrels. Known as a gunmaker of the highest quality, the Scott firm and later the Webley and Scott merged group supplied parts and services to virtually all of the best London gunmakers. This gun, sn31342 built in 1882, is a great example of the company’s product, having delivered 136 years of service and remains in fully functional, tight, sound condition ready for another century of use. The gun is in remarkable condition, with superb wood-to-metal fit of its nicely figured English walnut stock, no cracks, splits or repairs to the wood at all, near perfect screws, action tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun, and the 30” Damascus barrels choked IC/LM have very good shiney bores with only a light scattering of small pits here and there. The minimum barrel wall thickness measures over 30 thou at the thinnest on both barrels, and the area immediately forward of the forcing cones is a robust 130 thousandths, with the measurement 9” up from the breech measuring 75 thousandths. The barrels are sound and very useable with RST Shells or other low pressure 1 1/8oz. loads or less. Most of these antique hammer guns have a lot of drop at the heel and comb, making them hard for today’s shooters to shoot instinctively. Fortunately this gun not only has nicely figured walnut, the dimensions are great at 14 1/16” x 2 5/8” x 1 11/16” x 1/8” cast off. The mechanics are excellent with strong springs, crisp triggers, rebounding hammers, all in great shape. Even the engraving is superb with perfect fine English scroll engraving embellishing the receiver and forend parts. What a great gun for vintage sporting events or for your upland hunting with a classic English hammer gun! Thanks for looking at our fine shotguns and sporting arms.
Barrel Length: 30" damascus
Chokes: .011/.015 IC/LM
Bore Diameter: .740/.735
Wall Thickness: .030/.032
% Blue: damascus
Chambers: 2 1/2"
Ejectors or Extractors: extractors
Case Color: 25% faded
Engraving: fine English scroll, swan
Trigger Type: double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: grey silver
Type: prince of wales (POW), splinter forend; nice
LOP: 14 1/16"
LOP To End Of Wood: 13 3/4"
DAH: 2 5/8"
DAC: 1 13/16"
Checkering Condition: excellent, flat top
Butt Treatment: horn butt 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!
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?: No, ANTIQUE
If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email or call us directly, at #616-292-6240. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc