Photo From: TJ Parmele
Description: ARMY & NAVY SINGLE SHOT JONES UNDERLEVER FOUR BORE SHOTGUN WITH NEW RIFLE BARREL BY J. J. PERODEAU.
SN 13356. (ca 1892) Cal. 4 Bore. Original 36″ smooth bore bbl is engraved “Army & Navy C. S. L. London” on top flat of 4″ octagonal breech section, which transitions to round and tapers to muzzle. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham proofs for 4 bore chamber. Bbl has considerable choke, and is fitted with its own dedicated forend with horn tip and spring tension release. 28-3/4″ Mono-bloc rifle bbl is fitted with broad file cut full length rib mounted with one standing leaf express rear sight, and silver front bead longitudinally dovetailed into slightly raised front portion of rib. Bbl flat is engraved “J. J. Perodeau Gunmaker” “Enid OK”. A sling eye in large rectangular base is soldered to bottom of bbl. Case hardened Jones underlever action is fitted with peninsula rebounding back lock with round bodied serpentine hammer. Action has some line border engraving. Lockplate is engraved “Army & Navy C.S.L.” Steel trigger guard has SN on tang which extends to large steel grip cap. Lightly figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/2″ over Silver type pad with spur, and features shadow line right hand cheekpiece, flat top point pattern checkering with mullered borders, and a sling eye on toe line. Stock is newly made, and matching large forend has ebony tip and forward pivoting lever release. Rifle bbl: Drop at heel: approx 2-7/8″, drop at comb: approx 2-3/16″. Weight: 19 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 14-1/2″. Accompanied by 8 modern brass casings w/ modern bullet mould and RCBS handle. CONDITION: Excellent, as partially refurbished. Orig shotgun bbl retains over 80% of its orig blue, with some marks, scratches, spotting, and high edge wear. Forend retains most of its orig finish. Newly made rifle bbl retains essentially all of its blue. Action and lock retain over 90% of their orig case hardening color. Newly made buttstock and forend retain nearly all of their finish with some light scratches. All bores are excellent. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Lock is crisp. 50227-1 MGM266 (8,000-12,000)
by TJ Parmele