J. Venables & Son 12 Bore Sidelock Ejector with Wonderful Engraving and Nitro Steel Barrels – “Between the Wars” --- No. 2 of a Pair
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Category: Shotguns - English Double - Shotguns - European Double

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Seller: MacNab
Company: MacNab Fine Firearms
Member Since: 6/30/07
State: Virginia
Zip: 24523
Country: United States
Phone: (704) 796-6364
Number of Active Listings: 55
Total Number of Listings: 622
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
3 days
Payment Types Accepted: Cashiers Check, Wire Transfer, U.S. Postal Money Order

John Venables started in business in the mid-19th century in Oxford, site of the famous university. His son joined the firm in the 1880’s and the firm remained in business until 1985! Venables was known for the hiqh quality of his guns and this one, no. 2724 is a beautiful example of his work. Profusely engraved and the straight grip and splinter forearm made of nicely figured English walnut. Checkering is crisp. It has double triggers auto ejectors, and a hidden third fastener for strength. It weighs 6lb 4oz.   ***   The 28” nitro steel barrels are chambered for 2-1/2” shotshells and have shiny bores. They are topped by a solid concave swamped game style rib. The rib is inscribed “A Venables & Son, Oxford”. The right barrel is bored 0.734 with a constriction of 0.005 for Skeet choke. Minimum wall thickness is 0.024. The left barrel is bored 0.737 and has a constriction of 0.039 for Full choke. Minimum wall thickness is 0.023. The right barrel shows some mild pitting near the muzzles. The bluing is otherwise excellent but it does show a few wear marks.   ***   The straight grip stock and splinter forearm are made of nicely figured English walnut and both the finish and checkering are in excellent condition. Stock dimensions are 14-3/16” over a thin buttplate by 1-1/2” by 2-14”. Cast off for the righthanded shot.   ***   SPECIAL NOTE: This gun is No. 2 of a pair and can be purchased with its consecutively serial numbered mate which is listed separately in their oak & leather double gun case with maker’s label. Please contact me for details and a price.      ***   This double from a famed English provincial maker is in excellent mechanical condition, profusely engraved, and handles like a dream. Perfect for game or clays. You will be proud to uncase it at the range and enjoy carrying it afield.   ***   I am an FFL and will need a signed copy of your dealer’s FFL license. Not for sale where prohibited by state or local laws. Buyer is responsible for all shipping, insurance, and any other related charges. I give a 3-day non-firing inspection period and will only accept returns at buyer’s expense.   ***   Come and see this great double and other fine firearms at the MacNab and Heritage Guns booths at the Southern Side by Side Championship & Exhibition April 22nd – 25th, 2021 at Deep River Sporting Clays in Sanford, NC. ^^^^^ Enter the MacNab / John Dickson & Son Scottish Round Action event at the shoot. Participants must shoot a Scottish-made Round Action in this competition.

Price: $8,595