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Shotgun - Belgium, Cased, circa 1930 Object Reg. No: ST 023821

Summary:
Double barrelled shotgun, 15 gauge 17 mm. Side by side twist steel barrels 754 mm long. Cased

Made in Belgium, circa 1930.

Silver presentation plate on stock bears "From F. C. C. to W. E. J. C. August 28, 1931 and Masonic symbol [compass & square]". Presented to William Edwin James Cole, 1931. William (Bill) Cole was a dedicated Mason, belonging to four Masonic lodges.
Description:
Breech loading, Lefaucheux action, barrels drop down. Back action locks, square front trigger guard, wooden stock, chequered at grip, cheek piece on left hand side. Black composition hand hold. Steel mounts engraved with foliate scrolls.

John Blanch & Son label inside lid of case. P. & O. Shipping label on outside.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: shotguns belgian, presentations, masonic lodges, 1943 belgium shotgun prices
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, William Cole Arms Collection, William Edwin James Cole, Gun Collector (1864-1952)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: longarms
Inscriptions: Silver presentation plate on stock bears "From F. C. C. to W. E. J. C. August 28, 1931 and Masonic symbol [compass & square]".

Stamped under barrel "17.0 29881 T W 10", Belgian proof and inspection marks.
Place & Date Made: Belgium, circa 1930
Retailer: John Blanch & Son (Gunsmiths), London, England, Great Britain
Collector: Mr William Cole, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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