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Originally Posted by Ted Schefelbein
My mistake. I thought about it a bit, and realized it was actually this gun:

https://www.thefield.co.uk/reviews/gun-reviews/percy-stanburys-webley-scott

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Interesting story on Stanbury's Webley & Scott, Ted. The article mentions that the gun was out of proof when the current owner bought it. I wonder why? Not because of bore diameter. Could it have had original 2 1/2" chambers, later lengthened to 2 3/4" without reproof? 2 1/2" chambers and 1 1/4 oz proof would be very unusual. And the gun was made in 1921, but chamber length wasn't a required proofmark until 1925.

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Originally Posted by L. Brown
Not because of bore diameter. Could it have had original 2 1/2" chambers, later lengthened to 2 3/4" without reproof? 2 1/2" chambers and 1 1/4 oz proof would be very unusual. And the gun was made in 1921, but chamber length wasn't a required proofmark until 1925.

It may have originally been proved at .719 (13/1) which would have gone out of proof at .728. Current quote bores in the article are within correct range for a nominal 12 (but not a nominal 13/1 - That would be my most likely explanation.

The gun is similar in specification to a 'live pigeon' type gun -. and these frequently started life with 2 3/4 chambers, 1 1/4 oz proof.

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The gun in question, is pictured on the dust cover of G.T.Garwood's [Goff Thomas ] ,"Gun Book," Records show it is gun #3512,made in 1948, actioned by the late Bill Mealy,
and engraved by Harry Kell. It is a self opening hammerless ejector. It was or still is a splendid example of a best London gun.


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Here are the barrel measurements for Lot 1450, though the auction date is wrong.

https://www.holtsauctioneers.com/admin/Bore_Measurements.pdf

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