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** Finely Engraved Thomas Kilby English Boxlock Side By Side 12 Gauge Shotgun

12 gauge with a 2.75" and 3" chamber, 32" vented and matted rib barrel length, S/N 19790.  There are no markings on the tops of the barrels nor the matted rib.  However, on the bottom of the barrel marked on each side marked with serial number, "T. Kilby," "Sir J. Whitworth," trademarks and "Decompressed Steel." Several proof marks on the bottom of the barrel as well as "12".  Finely detailed bank note English style engraving on the box lock, tops of barrels, trigger guard and lower tang. Bottom of the frame marked with circular logo "T. Kilby Maker." Water table marked "Ejector" with British proofs.  Blue barrels with front bead sight and mid bead sight. Case colored frame with English walnut checkered English stock and forearm.  Bottom of triggerguard with gilt "W." Added Pachmayr recoil pad. Stock has possibly been refinished.  Double triggers. LOP measures 14.75" and drop at heel measures  2.75".  Chokes are CYL and MOD.

Condition:

 Thomas Kilby English made side-by-side shotgun retaining most of the blue finish on the barrels with some minor scratches, one area of light surface oxidation and wear to the muzzle. Muted case color on the frame blending to an overall plum patina.  Nicely gilt "W" on bottom of the triggerguard.  The stock is good with minor nicks and scratches but nicely checkered. Bores are very good and mechanically functional.

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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