SOLD FOR: $1125
Make: Harrison & Hussey Ltd.
Model: Boxlock Hammerless
Serial Number: 3361
Year of Manufacture: 1919-1930
Caliber: 12 Gauge, 2 1/2″ Shells
Action Type: Top Lever Break Action Side by Side Double Barrel Shotgun with Ejectors
Markings: The top of the rib is marked “HARRISON & HUSSEY LTD 41 ALBEMARLE STREET. LONDON. W.” and at the rear with a silver “1”. The barrel flats and bottoms of the barrels have a series of London proof marks. The bottom of the rib is marked “3361” between the forend lug and flats. The water table has British proof marks and “3361”. Each side of the receiver has “HARRISON & HUSSEY LTD“. The bottom tang is marked “3361”. The initial plate in the belly is marked “N.B.”. The inside of the forend iron is marked “3361”, the forend tip is marked “1” in silver. The top of the lever is marked “1” in silver.
Barrel Length: 28”
Choke: Left: Modified, Right: Cylinder Bore, both Fixed
Sights/Optics: There is a brass bead at the front of the rib.
Weight: 6 lb., 8.2 oz.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with splinter forend, straight grip, straight comb, and a black rubber Decelerator buttpad. The forend has tiny losses at the top-rear corners. There are some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches. There are no cracks. The drop at comb is 1 1/2”, the drop at heel is 2 1/4”. The cast is about neutral. The LOP measures 14” and 13″ from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the pad, 13″ and 12″ to the back of the wood. The pad has light wear and is still supple. Overall, the stocks rate in Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are mostly bright. There is no erosion in the bores, but there is stubborn fouling in front of the chambers.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 80% of its metal finish. The exposed case color parts have muted, going to an almost nickel finish similar to older Winchester receivers. The barrels and receiver plate retain strong blue finish with minor wear, The guard has a plum hue with some light handling wear, thinning at edges and a few light scratches. The screw heads are tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including ejectors. The barrels lock up with no play to the receiver. The safety engages automatically when the action is opened. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your standards.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: Harrison & Hussey was a London based gunmaker from 1919-1930. Both Harrison and Hussey had connections all over the early 20th century British gunmaking world and their work is highly regarded. This example shows wear consistent with responsible use in the field over the past century, but still looks great. The barrels lock up tight and the bores are great, still ready to head out in the field. As it is, the gun is a nice example of Harrison & Hussey’s work and would make a great addition to a fine European sporting guns collection. Please see our photos and good luck!