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Pair Charles Bosworth 12 ga side by side shotguns.  #1 & #2

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My Dad just gave me his set of two Charles Bosworth 12 ga side by side shotguns.  #1 & #2.  Serial #s 14209 & 14210.  Tag on case shows hand written 6-33-14 & 6-33-15

Top of rib says: Charles Boswell.Maker.126 Strand London WC

28" barrels with Made of Sir Joseph Whitworth's Fluid Compressed Steel

Other barrel engravings: .729' NP  2 3/4  3 1/4 Tons

Would love to know when they were made and any other pertinent info.

Thanks,  John

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Some photos of the guns would be nice, by what you've written I'm thinking they will be very nice.

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I said previously that you were a very lucky man, but now having seen the photos of that beautiful pair of best Boswell sidelocks, I now regard you as the luckiest man on this forum. Those guns look absolutely pristine and have clearly been cherished. I trust that they will be used and similarly looked after whilst in your possession.

Many thanks for posting the photos.

OB

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i do like a straight grained walnut..............they were made to be used..................good photo's too :good:

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10 hours ago, Old Boggy said:

I said previously that you were a very lucky man, but now having seen the photos of that beautiful pair of best Boswell sidelocks, I now regard you as the luckiest man on this forum. Those guns look absolutely pristine and have clearly been cherished. I trust that they will be used and similarly looked after whilst in your possession.

Many thanks for posting the photos.

OB

Re colour hardened in the not to distant past . 

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Thanks for all the nice comments.  Now I know how lucky that I am to have been chosen the keeper of these beauties.  They are original unrestored.  And yes, they will be my go to pair for dove hunting season this year and beyond.  Taking them to the skeet range this weekend.

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Very nice guns

1901 would appear to be the year they're from

 

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8 hours ago, Gunman said:

Re colour hardened in the not to distant past . 

What's the giveaway, the colour not reaching the edges?

Very nice looking guns, net they're a joy to use on a double gun day.

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The giveaway is no visible wear to hardening colour on a pair of likely turn of century guns that appear to have required reproof by the marks that the OP says are on them.

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On 13/03/2019 at 17:59, figgy said:

What's the giveaway, the colour not reaching the edges?

Very nice looking guns, net they're a joy to use on a double gun day.

50 years of experience !

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