This is an interesting little trade gun. It has a 24¼"
long oct-round barrel in 20 gauge. It is marked 'LONDON' on the top flat and has
a fox in a circle stamp just forward of the tang. There is a rear sight mounted
on the tang as well. The stock is cherry stained to a nice dark color. The lock
is a large Siler which wouldn't be my choice as it is a Germanic style. A round
face English one would have looked better and been more appropriate. The
hardware is brass. All of the steel parts have been deeply browned.
The two basic problems I see with the gun
is there are gaps at the rear of the barrel where it meets the wood. The gaps
appear to be at the top half of the barrel inlet but should be filled to keep
the barrel from
recoiling and causing the tang to break out a chip of wood. The other thing is
the forend was made too narrow
from side to side. It makes the gun feel too skinny as you hold it. This is more
of a personal opinion than a real flaw.
The gun has not been fired. This is a
handy little gun that could be shortened easily for a youth or small woman.