William Cashmore 16 Bore Boxlock Ejector with 30” Nitro Steel Barrels
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Category: Shotguns - English Double - Shotguns - European Double
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Company: MacNab Fine Firearms
Member Since: 6/30/07
Country: United States
Phone: (704) 796-6364
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: US Postal Money Order, Cashiers Check
This Cashmore, No. 2228, is a fabulously finished and specified example of the Anson & Deeley boxlock that had become such a hugely successful design by the last decade of the 19th Century and represent a very rare opportunity to acquire such a fine small bore gun from this highly respected maker. Made 1887 – 1896 the action is profusely covered with best fine foliate scroll and this coupled with our sensitive restoration makes it a very pretty and 'shootable' gun for either game or clays. *** The gun was originally made as a 12 gauge ejector but rather than sleeve it to 12 gauge, we changed it to a 30", 2 ¾" chamber 16 gauge. Recently refurbished in the UK by Toby Barclay of Heritage Guns the action is of Anson & Deeley boxlock design and features: double triggers bolted by an automatic top tang safety slide, top lever opening, operating a 'Purdey Bolt' by way of a 'Scott Spindle', three point bolting including top extension, Interceptor sears, 'Deeley' ejectors, and 'Rigby' lever forend catch. Gun weighs 6lb 7oz Engraving style is Best fine foliate scroll. Trigger pulls measure approximately: Front trigger 3 1/2lbs, Rear trigger 4 1/2lbs. *** The sleeved steel to Damascus barrels are 30" in length, chambered for 2 3/4" (70mm) cartridges and are of dovetail construction with soft soldered ribs. The sleeving was done by TIG welding, so called 'Invisible Sleeving'. Top rib is of concave game type. London proof for 70mm nitro powder cartridges in 2007. The right barrel has a bore diameter of 0.669 with a constriction of 0.010 for Improved Cylinder choke. Minimum wall thickness is 0.030. The left barrel is also bored 0.669 and has a constriction of 0.021 for Modified choke. Minimum wall thickness is 0.028, *** The Half Pistol Stock and Splinter Forend are crafted from highly figured walnut and the stock is slightly cast off for a right-handed shot. The butt plate is a sculpted pinless ½" ebonite plate and the grip is fitted with a fluted horn cap secured by an engraved pin *** The 22 lines per inch checkering is to a borderless boxlock design with well defined drop points and blank oval which is located on the heel of the stock. The stock is finished with a traditional linseed oil based preparation as used on best guns by one of the top English makers. This finish uses no grain fillers to achieve its deep, smooth lustre, only many hours of alternate build and flatting off of the surface.Stock dimensions are 14-5/8” by 1-5/8” by 2-1/2”. Slightly cast off for the righthand shot. *** Knowledgeable upland gunners know that is 16 gauge is a lethal killer of grouse, woodcock, and quail. With its long 30” barrels and great balance this is a very desirable double. Hunting season is just around the corner. Don’t let this get away. *** 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 if the gun is not as described in the listing. *** Come and see this great double and other fine firearms at the MacNab booth at the Vintage Gunners Cup September 21 - 23, 2018 at Hopkins Game Farm in Kennedyville, Maryland.