James Woodward and Sons, London. Rare round body 20ga. O/U game gun, ca. 1935 - Price $80,000

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James Woodward & Sons, London.  Extremely rare “Round Body” 20ga. O/U game gun, ca. 1935.  Weight: 5 ¾ Lbs.  Stock Dinensions: 15 ¼”x 1 ¼”x 2 ¼”x 3/8” cast-off.  Superb 26” steel barrels with full length, file-cut, top rib and original 2 ¾” chambers, 1 oz. proofs,  have brilliant bores (.621”/.621”), choked .028”over/.016”under, with minimum wall thickness .022”over/.025”under and retain 100% of a late 1940’s vintage re-black finish.  Extremely rare “round body” action with superb bar-action side locks retaining traces of the original hardening colors.  Typical full coverage rose bouquet and scroll engraving is sharp as if cut yesterday. Double triggers, ejectors, and auto safety. Highly figured original straight-grip walnut butt stock with 1” extension and splinter forend have crisp unretouched checkering and no proud metal. Period leather case without Trade label. Overall an exceptionally rare little gun in fine condition throughout.

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