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2 Superb Joseph Lang 8g Sidelock Underlever Waterfowling Guns.

Somewhere, in USA I believe, lies the 3rd matching gun of this set of three Joseph Lang 8g guns. These were purportedly built for 3 wild fowling friends to the exact same specification and on consecutive serial numbers in 1911. The only noticeable difference you will spot is the case label initials, every other detail is that of a paired guns, minor stock measures aside, which are hardly noticeable!

Joseph Lang 8g

These, once again, like the Lancaster guns and Howdah pistols I showed recently are in remarkable condition and show no sign of use. It is always exciting to find guns in this condition now, a condition which is seemingly so scarce now and guns and rifles found of this quality easily form cornerstones of a collection. These are the types of guns which I have always considered 'bullet proof' when it comes to future values, they are guns which no dealer can ever pick fault with in an attempt to realise a (lower) value!

Cased Lang 8g

Cased Lang 8g

Lang 8g Sidelock Under Lever

Lang 8g Sidelock Under Lever

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Lang 8g Sidelock Under Lever

Lang 8g Sidelock Under Lever

J.Lang 8g Sidelock Underlever side by side shotgun #15061. 34" chopper lump barrels bored .840 in both with extra full choke. 3 1/4" chamber. Concave game rib with single bead foresight. Sidelock non ejector action with dolls head third fastener, double triggers and manual safety. Full fine scroll engraving with 95% plus colour remaining. Rounded pistol grip stock with horn extension and engraved oval. English splinter forend with push rod release. Weight 13lb 1oz. Complete in best oak & leather case with velvet lining and compliment of tools. Stock measures 13 1/2" pull, 1 13/16" x 3 1/8" drop, cast off 1/4" at heel and 5/16" at toe.

J.Lang 8g Sidelock Underlever side by side shotgun #15062. 34" chopper lump barrels bored .840 in both with extra full choke. 3 1/4" chamber. Concave game rib with single bead foresight. Re-proofed in 1980 but only logical reason is that this gun was originally proofed as a 9/2 bore. Sidelock non ejector action with dolls head third fastener, double triggers and manual safety. Full fine scroll engraving with 95% plus colour remaining. Rounded pistol grip stock with horn extension and engraved oval. English splinter forend with push rod release. Weight 13lb 1/4oz. Complete in best oak & leather case with velvet lining and compliment of tools. Stock measures 13 1/2" pull, 1 13/16" x 2 13/16" drop, cast off 1/4" at heel and 1/4" at toe.

3 Comments

  • Craig Lovelace on October 25, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Utterly stunning - barely look as if they have ever been used, and I highly doubt they have seen a marsh!

  • David Hodo on October 27, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Hi Simon, As always another gorgeous gun from Westley. Sorry I missed you yesterday. Young Ricky Bond gave me a grand tour of the facility. It was truly inspiring to see your gunsmiths plying their crafts and to know that at least a few things in our current turbulent life hasn't changed. The gun vaults contents were stunning also! If those rifles and guns could talk, we could spend days listening to the stories. And finally the shopping area with the clothes and leather accessories were almost overwhelming. I did partake in ammo slides and your oversize book on Westley Richards. The only regret was that my son was not able to make this trip with me. He just could not get away to fly over from the states. Thank Ricky once again for me. His knowledge of the business and gentleman manner were superb in my view!

    • Simon Clode on October 27, 2016 at 5:22 am

      Thank you for taking the time to visit and I am so pleased you found it worthwhile and ejoyable. Also my thanks for posting a comment here to that effect which will in turn encourage others to make the journey and see this unique facility.
      I am sorry I missed meeting you in person, another time hopefully.
      Simon

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