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H.Cross British Sidelock Ejector 12 ga.
H.Cross British Sidelock Ejector 12 ga., 30" barrels with game rib choked open mod and full (010/036). Game rib inscribed
"H.Cross Maker St Mary' s Birmingham". Chambers measure 2 1/2" with lengthened forcing cones
for modern shot shells. The solid bar sidelock action feature a hidden third bite and locks up like a bank vault.
The gun retains some case color mixing with plum patina with a bit of border and scroll engraving.
Double triggers, auto ejectors and auto safe. Well-figured straight grip stock with splinter fore end shows excellent
wood to metal fit. Measurements are 1-1/2" comb, 1-1/4" heel, 14- 5/8" LOP with a slight cast-off over a red silvers pad
The area known as the "Gun Quarter" was located around St Marys's Birmingham .A number Cross family gunmakers are listed in the Birmingham trade from 1850 through 1900 . The trigger pulls crisp, ejectors are strong, weighs 7lbs, 5oz. balanced just ahead of the pin. A reasonable English sidelock that can
stand a lot of shooting, .