Cogswell & Harrison 20 Bore – LONDON SIDELOCK, CASED, 98%, 5LBS. 10oz.
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Cogswell & Harrison 20 Bore – LONDON SIDELOCK, CASED, 98%, 5LBS. 10oz.

$8,950.00
Ex Tax: $8,950.00
Product Code: Cogswell & Harrison 20ga sn68543

Overview

General Specs: Cogswell & Harrison, Year 1955, 20 Gauge, 5lbs 10oz, Chokes IC/F, LOP 14 1/8", DAH 2 1/2", DAC 1 5/8" Serial Number: 68543 What a great little London-made sidelock 20 bore we have here.  Cogswell & Harri...

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General Specs: Cogswell & Harrison, Year 1955, 20 Gauge, 5lbs 10oz, Chokes IC/F, LOP 14 1/8", DAH 2 1/2", DAC 1 5/8"
Serial Number: 68543

What a great little London-made sidelock 20 bore we have here.  Cogswell & Harrison has long been one of London’s premier gunmakers and produced this gun in 1955 with BEST GUN FEATURES minus the self-opening option.  This delightful gun is stocked to the fences with nicely figured wood, including drop points, a mullered border on perfect checkering, a silver stock shield (blank), and perfect wood-to-metal fit.  The 7-pin sidelock action is adorned with beautiful English scroll with a full 80% coverage, has a sculpted frame, beaded fences, excellent screws, cocking indicators, 98% vivid case color, and perfect mechanics including crisp triggers and well-timed ejectors.  The finely struck barrels have mirror bores, smooth game rib, clear and sharp maker’s name and address, no dents or dings, and 99% of an English re-black remaining.  The barrels are tight on the breech face and hinge pin like a new gun.  THIS IS A VERY SOLID LONDON SMALL BORE!  Best of all, the barrels are proofed for heavy 2 ¾” 20ga. 1oz. payloads with the 3 ¼ ton per square inch proof marks.  At 5lbs. 10oz. and balanced dead on the hinge pin, this gun is what defines “BRITISH BEST” handling characteristics.  Other countries, including the U.S.A., rarely achieve the dynamic handling characteristics common in London guns.  All others are measured by the standard this gun represents. The IC/F chokes are the perfect upland chokes for all manner of American hunting, from pheasants to woodcock.  Just use an RST Spreader load in the left barrel in the thick stuff.  This gun is housed in a British made Brady case with accessories and is without flaw other than normal and loving care she has received in the 64 years of existence.  British sidelock small bores are now trading at affordable prices as you will note with this gun.  There are lots of 12 bore guns for sale, but very few full sidelock small bore guns with this kind of condition.  Don’t hesitate or she will be gone!  Thanks for looking.  


Barrels

Barrel Length:  27"
Chokes:  .010/.030  IC/F
Bores:  perfect mirror
Bore Diameter:  .620 both
Wall Thickness:  .026/.028
% Blue:  99%
Chambers:  2 3/4" BNP proofed 3 1/4t
Ribs:  tight
Sights:  single

Action

Action:  tight 
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejectors, super strong, timed
Case Color:  99%
Screws:  excellent
Engraving:  85% coverage English scroll
Trigger Type:  double, crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  99%

Stock

Type:  english stock/splinter forend
LOP:  14 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood:  13 1/8"
DAH:  2 1/2"
DAC:  1 5/8"
Cast:  0
Checkering Condition:  perfect
Butt Treatment:  leather pad



Other

There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details. Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. Thanks for looking!

Payment and Shipping

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $65.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Other

Call to purchase #616-292-6240.  If you have any questions please call or email us, at jay@vfiguns.com or sales@vfiguns.com. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.