Wednesday, May 31, 2017

*%$#@!$&!-ing Bodgers!

The victim is a late 1890s Stephen Grant Sidelever SLE in 12 gauge.  The crimes are badly buffed barrels, a loose forend loop, inop ejectors, cardstock "shims" rubber cemented inside the right lockplate and one of the worst leather covered pads I've ever seen.  Behold.



 The ribs have been stripped and relaid, all barrel engraving recut (by Geoffroy Gournet), the dings in the top rib repaired and the barrels reblacked.  All metalwork was cleaned and lubed, inletting under the right lockplate repaired and a proper leather covered Silver's pad made.
Beautifully made locks by Edwin Chilton, note the Scott style interceptor and the anti-friction roller in the tumbler that the cocking lever operates upon.


  1. There is no more elegant gun than a Grant sidelever... Unless it is a Dickson Round Action. Nice work.