R G Owen, Sauquoit, NY Boxlock Ejector 12 Gauge, 2 5/8" Chambers
Two-Color gold bouquet on underside of receiver. Two-Color gold inlaid roses on triggerguard.
Gold-Inlaid monogram of Fred W Hicks on underside of forend.
Maker's name in gold on rib.
|28 1/2" SxS barrels of Roechling's Spezial steel, with slightly-concave matted|
|rib inlaid in gold: R G Owen, Sauquoit, NY, choked extra full & extra full.|
|13 7/8"pull from front trigger to striated wood butt. 1 5/8" - 2 3/8" drop.|
|1/2" cast-off. Fully figured walnut stock with straight English grip, Anson-|
|pushbutton-release splinter forend, classic point-pattern checkering|
|discreetly incorporating Owen's signature arrowheads, vacant gold oval and|
|gold monogram FWH inlaid into forend. Scalloped, rounded action with|
|Greener crossbolt, jeweled internal surfaces, fully engraved with English rose|
|& scroll, enhanced with deeply chiseled oak-leaf fences and rose bouquets|
|inlaid in multiple colors of gold (by Rudolph Kornbrath?). Automatic safety with SAFE|
|in gold. Barreled action built in Germany in 1927. Discrete "MH" mark beside serial|
|number amongst the proofmarks on both barrels and action---actual maker of|
|the barrelled action? Weight: 6lbs, 11oz. Tight. Mirror bright bores. Barrels|
|ring like chimes. 99% blue. 60% case colors. With some documentation, a|
|double-tiered leather trunk case for this gun and a (no longer present) double|
Reciept to Captain Fred [W] Hicks for complete luggage case, shotgun, serial number 5329, the number of the R G Owen 12 Gauge---after it was stocked by R G Owen and engraved by Rudolph Kornbrath?---together with a double rifle in calibre 9.3x74R. alas, no longer present, and two scopes for 8000 Austrian schillings in 1946. But, could this be a receipt for the sale of these items when no maker's name is listed? Or, is it simply for the casing, scope and mounting of Capt. Hicks own guns left off with Amrusch for the work?
FWH on case, RG Owen forend, invoice and scope case.
Two-tiered leather trunk case.
Compartment for scope case.
FWH initials on lid of scope case. All this paraphrenalia will be included with the shotgun.
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