Webley & Scott Model 700 20 Ga. Side by Side Shotgun

Make: Webley And Scott
Model: 700
Year of Manufacture: 1970.
Caliber: 20 Ga. 3”
Markings: The barrels are marked “Webley & Scott England” on the right and “Service Armament Co. Ridgefield, N.J.” on the left. The bottom of the barrels are marked “20” in a diamond, “3”, Crown over “BNP” proof, “3 ½ Tons Per Square Inch”, and 615””on each side. The under barrel forend lug is marked “Made In England”. The forend metal is marked “141086”. The receiver water table is marked “141086” on the right and both sides have the “BNP” proof. The left and right sides of the receiver are marked “Webley & Scott”. The serial number “141086” is found on the lower tang.
Barrel Length: 28”
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are beautifully finished and toned wood. The forend has some compression marks at the rear on both sides. There are no cracks or losses to the forend. The buttstock has some scratches and mars on the top right side, about 6” behind the tang, perhaps from poor storage. There are several other minor marks. The LOP measures approx. 14 3/8” from the front trigger to the back of the wood buttstock. The stocks rate in about very good overall condition.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a few scratches and a small mark at the muzzle. The bottom of the barrels, about 2” in front of the forend release, shows two small surface flaws in the finish only, this is apparently just light wear from the case. The receiver case color is vivid. The metal is near perfect. The screw heads are sharp and undamaged. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: There is a Webley and Scott leather box provided with this gun. The inside of the box top has a label that reads “Webley & Scott Ltd. / Incorporating / W. & C. Scott & Son / Makers Of / Sporting Guns / Weaman St. Birmingham / England”. The box is lined with green felt. The felt shows some wear but there are no tears or losses. The exterior of the box is leather. There are mars and dings on all sides but there are no tears or holes. This leather can be re-habilitated. The handle leather is in good condition. Where the end leather overlaps each edge past the stitching, the leather is a little soft and curly. Please see photos.
Our Assessment: Wow this is a beautiful side by side shotgun, from one of the best and most well known makers. The bores are excellent, the case colors vivid and the wood very good. The feel, balance and quality of these shotguns are matched by very few makers, and handling it just once will help you understand why the English are so highly regarded for gun making – especially side by sides. This shotgun will make a great upland game gun and a wonderful presentation. This is the ultimate “late” Valentines present for that special someone.

Sold For: $3,022