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This 700 12 bore twin barrel set was heading across the pond but the exporter got cold feet so I became the lucky owner. the case was not part of the package I just refitted a leather case of the same age as the gun. I do think that the stock was a little better quality than the normal run of the mill 700's.

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And the POW grip, nice set, what are the barrel lengths/chokes?


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Our cousins across the Pond did their best to confuse everyone on the numbering system for the 700 series guns. The 700 is the basic model. Next in line is the 702. Top of the line is 701.

Then there are the 712s, 720s, etc. Those are 702s made for the American market. I thought they were the only 700 series guns made with 3" chambers. But this gun is not a 720. The 720s all have a SN that begins with 720. Can't tell from the photos whether it's a 702. If it is, the stock should have drop points.

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Recoil. one barrel set is 30 inches with improved cylinder & three-quarter choking. Second barrel set 28 inches with quarter and full choke.

Just as an afterthought this 700 is one of the very early 1950's Webley & Scott offerings possibly from one of the first batches. These very early guns where given the not so kind name "plain Janes" and in truth they are as basic as they come in looks with their fence post wood stock and twenty eight inch barrels though their weight balance and handling for an off the peg gun is as good as it gets, I can still carry this gun for a day in the field quite comfortably.


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Here's the label from the 1964 I sold, it shows all the options and they either checked boxes or penciled out what wasn't relevant.

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Rob, I could not bring up the image. It sounds like the image might tell more of the story of Webley and Scottt guns.

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Here's a direct link to it (I wish this forum would join the 21st century, it's the only one I am aware of that doesn't host it's own photos).

BTW Darryl I held on to this gun for years hemming and hawing whether to shoot it, until I bought the 1955 POW 700 from you in 2011. Then this when down the road...

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Rob, I was thinking it was you that got that gun. Still can't access your dropbox item.

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I tried another way, should be showing now.

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For comparison to Daryl's gun, here's a Model 720:

http://www.crosnoeguns.com/allimages.php?productid=14882

It appears that the link to a 720 photo I posted a couple years ago no longer functions.

The Crawford and Whatley book has a photo of a 702 on p. 72 and one of a 720 on p. 76.

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