Cased J.P. Clabrough Gold & Platinum Inlaid Damascus Double Barreled Shotgun.

Superb leather cased J.P. Clabrough & Bros. double barreled 12 gauge shotgun of the very highest level of decoration, with both gold and silver inlays on the mounts, and a superb probably Circassian walnut stock. The serial number is 3172, matching throughout. The detail of the engraving is exceptional with tiny floral engraving on all the steel mounts, and gold and platinum inlays in patterns of fleur-de-lys, flowery crosses, and dots. This decoration is carried over to the muzzles and the rear of the barrels. The leather case is fitted in green velvet and is complete with a nickel-plated oil bottle. The top of the case has the letters “A.D.” painted in gold. This gun is featured in Mr. Shelton’s book on J.P. Clabrough. Size: Overall length of the gun is 47 ½ inches. The barrels are 30 inches long. The case is 32 by 7 ½ by 3 ¼ inches. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S $75 (art box) plus a 1.5% replacement cost insurance fee. Discounts given on combined lot shipping.

Provenance:Lawrence Shelton Collection


Condition: Excellent overall. The barrels are slightly faded, but the Damascus pattern is quite bold. The bores are very good to excellent, with a little dirt inside at the muzzles. The action and stock are magnificent. The case has seen minor use and wear, and there is residue from a shipping label on the top. The leather grip is worn.

Estimate: $7,500 - $10,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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