Cogswell & Harrison Avant Tout Grade Side by Side

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English Cogswell and Harrison Avant Tout grade side by side shotgun. 12 ga. 2 and 3/4 inch chambers, 30 inch barrels with a single bead, extractors, and double trigger. Choked full and modified. Checkered straight grip with a 15 inch  pull. Checkered fore end with engraved cap and screw heads and escutcheons.  Serial number 217xx.  Sterling silver initial plate inlet into the stock. Action is factory engraved all the way around,  along with the head of the rib at the action. Side plates are marked “Cogswell and Harrison” in a banner, surrounded with the engraving. Blued long tang trigger guard is also engraved. The dark, rich, English walnut stock and fore end shows a beautiful grain, and in excellent condition, showing 100% of the original finish and color, with only very small mark to the left side of the stock from handling. Receiver shows approx. 20% of the original case coloring hardening over the silvered finish, with the engraving being very sharp and clear. The barrels retain 99% of the original blued finish, with the rib being marked “Cogswell And Harrison, The Avant Tout, 142 New Bond Street, and 226 Strand, London”. Hard plastic butt plate held in place by 2 engraved head screws in the white. The gun locks up very tightly with a very strong action, bores in excellent condition, and functions and fires correctly. Weight of approx. 7 lbs. Excellent condition overall.

PAL Required.