Alexander Henry Cased 12 Bore Toplever Hammergun

Price: SOLD
Manufacturer: Alexander Henry
Model: Toplever Hammergun
Manufacture Date: 1878
Barrel Length: 30"
Barrel Type: Damascus
Chamber Length: 2 1/2"
Stock Dimensions: 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 14 1/2"
Ejectors: No
Cast: Off
Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz
FFL Required: No

Here is a very handsome Alex Henry.  The 30″ nitro-proved Damascus barrels have 2 1/2″ chambers, and are choked .009/.034.  I managed to knock down a blue grouse with each barrel this morning: sort of a “report pair,” for you clays shooters.  The rebounding locks are crisp.  The lock-plates have the maker’s name, acanthus scroll and very appealing naive game scene engraving.  The tubes are engraved: ALEXr HENRY and EDINBURGH & LONDON.  The fore-end is off the pull-off variety.  The figured stock measures 1 1/2″ x 2 1/4″ x 14 1/2″ with cast off.  At 6 lbs 8 oz, this Henry was quite pleasant to walk with this morning, and easy to swing.  The gun was built for a Mr. George L. Oliver of Whithaugh, in the Scottish Borders.  In 1895 Mr. Oliver won first prize at the meeting of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, for his Pekin duck.  The internet is an amazing thing.