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    Cased 20 Gauge E. M. Reilly Sidelever Hammer Double Barrel Shotgun. Serial no. 20396. 20 gauge. 26 1/4 -inch Damascus barrels with game rib marked: E. M. Reilly & Co., Oxford St., London. Casehardened sidelever action with bar action rebounding locks. Action and locks engraved with fine foliate scroll. Percussion fences. Checkered straight grip stock of figured walnut. Steel buttplate. Vacant oval. Checkered splinter fore-end with lever release. Leather trunk case with single brass lock. Brass plate on lid with: G. F. H. 90 Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park. Red baize interior with later maker's label. Later three piece cleaning rod.

    Data: Barrel Dimensions: Bores: 0.619/0.629 inches. Chokes: 0.004/0.029 inches (Cylinder/Full). Chambers: 2 3/4 inches. Minimum wall thickness: 0.021 inches. Proof: Birmingham Nitro Reproof. 15.7, 15.9, 20-70, 950 Bar. Stock Dimensions: Pull: 14 1/8 inches. Drop at comb: 1 5/8 inches. Drop at heel: 2 1/2 inches. Cast-off: 1/4 inches. Weight: 5 pounds, 4 ounces.
    Condition: Fine, as partially redone. Barrels show 98-99% re-browned finish with a few older pits. Excellent bright bores. Action and locks show a silver gray patina. Hammers shows a brown patina. Replaced sidelever spring. Visible forging marks on action body. Stock shows a 1/2 inch crack at head of stock on right side at top tang. Stock shows an impressions and small area of nicks at oval along with a few light handling marks. Fore-end shows small losses at edge and an impression on the checkering. Refreshed checkering.


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    September, 2011
    18th Sunday
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