Good gun alert: a real nice 20 gauge W. & C. Scott boxlock…

W&C Scott and Son, 20 GA BLE. 2 1/2" chambers, 28" bbls, 14 1/2" straight grip
W&C Scott and Son, 20 GA BLE. 2 1/2″ chambers, 28″ bbls, 14 1/2″ straight grip

The Brits have always liked lightweight 12 gauges. For most of their shooting, 1 to 1 1/8 ounces of lead are just right. Once they realized this, they built most of their doubles to shoot for this much lead. And those doubles are twelves.

Today, that means twenty-gauge British doubles are hard to find, especially ones like the W. & C. Scott you see here. This one has 28″ barrels, long stock (14 1/2″) and the high dimensions ( DAC 1 5/8″, DAH 2″) barrels and stock.

It also has condition. From what I can see, this Scott is very original.┬áThat’s incredible for a shotgun was made before the first World War. And it makes the price — just $3,995 –very fair. So fair, that I bet this SxS will be sold in a few days. If it looks good to you, buy it now.

W&C Scott and Son, 20 GA BLE. 2 1/2" chambers, 28" bbls, 14 1/2" straight grip
W&C Scott and Son, 20 GA BLE. 2 1/2″ chambers, 28″ bbls, 14 1/2″ straight grip

Here’s more about it from the seller:

W. & C. Scott and Son, 20 GA BLE: 2 1/2″ chambers, bores are bright and shiny. In proof 7/8oz. 5# 9oz. 28″ barrels with both bores .617. Chokes are .027 full and.031 full. Barrels retain 90-95% original blue. Action and fore-end hardware retain 75% original vivid case color. DAC 1 5/8″, DAH 2″, LOP 14 1/2″to a checkered butt, Initial oval in stock is blannk. Cast off 3/8″. Nicely figured wood with sharp checkering. A hard to find 20GA English gun with shootable dimensions. Price: $3995.00

W&C Scott and Son, 20 GA BLE. 2 1/2" chambers, 28" bbls, 14 1/2" straight grip
W&C Scott and Son, 20 GA BLE. 2 1/2″ chambers, 28″ bbls, 14 1/2″ straight grip
W&C Scott and Son, 20 GA BLE. 2 1/2" chambers, 28" bbls, 14 1/2" straight grip
W&C Scott and Son, 20 GA BLE. 2 1/2″ chambers, 28″ bbls, 14 1/2″ straight grip
W&C Scott and Son, 20 GA BLE. 2 1/2" chambers, 28" bbls, 14 1/2" straight grip
W&C Scott and Son, 20 GA BLE. 2 1/2″ chambers, 28″ bbls, 14 1/2″ straight grip
W&C Scott and Son, 20 GA BLE. 2 1/2" chambers, 28" bbls, 14 1/2" straight grip
W&C Scott and Son, 20 GA BLE. 2 1/2″ chambers, 28″ bbls, 14 1/2″ straight grip

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