William Powell Boxlock Non-Ejector Lift-Up Top-Lever

Price: SOLD
Manufacturer: William Powell
Model: Boxlock Non-Ejector
Manufacture Date: 1896
Barrel Length: 27"
Barrel Type: Fluid Steel
Chamber Length: 2 1/2"
Stock Dimensions: 1 3/4" x 2 3/8" x 14 3/4"
Ejectors: No
Cast: Off
Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz
FFL Required: No

Here is a very unusual William Powell boxlock non-ejector, built in 1896. It features an 1864 patent lift-up top-lever, and an 1875 Anson & Deeley patent cocking action. The 27″ barrels are fluid steel and have 2 1/2″ chambers and shiny bores, choked .006/.018. The graceful rounded action locks up tight. The engraved rib has a doll’s head extension, and the number “2”. The receiver has border and scroll engraving. The wood has really nice figure. The stock has checkered side panels. (The right side-panel has a small piece of wood replaced and re-checkered. I tried to show it in the photos, but’s not very noticeable.) The stock measures 1 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ x 14 3/4″ over a ventilated rubber pad. There is cast off. This very cool double comes in a case with William Powell label. (The case is not original to the gun, but is a good case nonetheless.) The gun weighs 6 lbs 8 oz, and is very fun to hunt with. I took it out the first time the other day and managed to get into both pheasants and huns. 122 years after it was built, it is still a deadly bird gun.