August 01, 2020 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Boss & Co. Best SLE 20 Shotgun with Case

20 gauge, side by side configuration, serial number 7853 on barrels, receiver, splinter forend, and trigger guard, 26 in. barrels inscribed "Boss & Co., 41 Albemarle Street, Picadilly, London, W" and "Made in England" on rib, 2-3/4 in. chambers, right barrel with improved cylinder, left barrel with modified choke,  fixed bead front sight, elaborately engraved rosette and scroll work throughout, case hardened receiver marked "Boss & Co.", highly figured walnut stock with fine checkering, oval brass escutcheon under stock marked "JCB" , single trigger, length of pull 14-1/4 in., weighs 5 lbs. 2 oz., comes with leather case stamped "J.C. Bolton. Cleveland. O.", included in case are cleaning accessories and other accouterments 

Note: Gun was commissioned in 1931 by H.M. Hanna Jr. as a gift to his son in law Julian C. Bolton.  It was finished the 21st of May in 1932 and delivered in 1933.


Provenance:Property of Twin Oaks Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia


barrel chambers have been altered from 2-1/2 in. to 2-3/4 in., gun is out of proof, various scratches and gouges throughout wooden stock, scratches and dings to splinter forend, wear and scratches to exterior of barrels, interior of bores in good clean condition, nice tight fit at receiver and barrel 

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
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