The one with the stunning woman in the black dress? They look like the insides of a Swiss watch with every piece hand fitted and polished to a mirror finish.Seeing this gun in the rack brings forth the same response from seeing that ad… I just looked it up in the Dickson book by Dallas and it says it was competed August 13th 1893. This is a very original Mac Naughton featuring stunning engraving, original barrels with great wall thickness, and gorgeous wood with super dimensions for most. The grade 40 features double sears, a long table flat, side clips and artisan deep chisel engraving just to name some of the many outstanding features.
At just over 6 1/2 pounds this light and high grade English boxlock balances well and has very modern dimensions.
The barrels, stock, and action are in excellent condition with exceptional engraving and wood. This German gun has great full coverage engraving, side clips, cocking indicators, and extra grade wood work.
If the records still survive then they are shown under the column ‘Surviving Registers’.
If yours survives, then look in ‘Local Registration Contact Details’ above for the address, where you can apply for copy of the original transcript which can possibly be used to retain or reclaim the original registration number. There is usually a fee for this service by the registration authority or the archive where the record is kept.
We have found through a search of the original ledgers (Thank you Chris Batha owner of Charles Boswell) that this shotgun was completed in September of 1903 and was purchased by one F. Manley and was delivered to his agent in Alexandria Egypt. This fine German shotgun was proofed when it was completed in September of 1923 in Suhl.
With near 90% original case color and blue and wood finish this fine double is in outstanding condition and features the outstanding pre -war German craftsmanship one would expect. This is a fine shotgun that will make its next owner a fine bird gun that with care should last a lifetime.
Every fiber in my body tells me this gun has stories to tell. The gold name, fine scroll, and deep chisel fences expertly executed scream quality. This fabulously engraved and stocked English shotgun balances extremely well and is super light at 6 lbs. For you tall folk we could add a 1" leather covered pad and get near a 15 1/2" LOP.
A super deal on a stunning English scalloped boxlock. Manufrance Ideal guns as some of you may well know have been a special interest of mine for many years.
He is downsizing and it is to your benefit as this is a stunning example of what is considered by many to be the most elegant and sexy double guns ever to grace the fields of this earth.