SOLD FOR: $3,980.00
Make: Webley & Scott
Serial Number: 138444
Year of Manufacture: 1967
Gauge: 28 Gauge, 2 3/4″ Shells
Action Type: Boxlock, Side by Side, Double Trigger Shotgun with Ejectors
Markings: The top of the right barrel is marked “WEBLEY & SCOTT”, the top of the left is marked “BIRMINGHAM”. The right of the forend lug is marked “138444” and the bottom is marked “MADE IN / ENGLAND”. Each barrel flat is marked “.550″”, crown over “BNP”, “28” in diamond, “2 3/4″”, “3 1/4 TONS PER (square)””, and the left flat also has a proof mark. The top of the forend iron is marked “138444”. The water table is marked “138444” on the right lug and with crown over “BNP” on each lug. The top of the floorplate, visible through the water table, is marked “444”. Each side of the receiver is marked “WEBLEY & SCOTT”. The bottom tang is marked “138444”. The receiver, floorplate, forend iron and guard have scroll and floral engraving. There is also engraving embellishment at the breech end of the barrels.
Barrel Length: 26”
Choke: The barrels are Full choke (L) and Cylinder Bore (R), both fixed.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a brass bead set into the front of the concave solid rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two piece checkered walnut set with splinter forend, slim, straight grip, silver initial plate in the belly, and serrated bare butt. The butt has light wear at the heel and toe and there are a few scattered light marks and light handling wear. The serrations in the butt are well defined as is the checkering. There are no chips or cracks. Drop at comb is approximately 1 1/4”, drop at heel is 2 1/8″, the cast is about neutral. The LOP measures 14 5/8″ and 13 3/4″ from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the butt. The stocks rate in about Fine-plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued & Case-Colored
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion in the bores.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. The balance is mostly in light handling wear on the bottom edges of the receiver, the outside edges of the floorplate and the bottom tang with some thinning on the edges of the trigger guard and a few scattered light marks in the barrels. Where not worn, the case-coloring is nice and bright, the bluing is deep and dark. The lever and safety show light handling wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear with good detail on the engraving. Overall, this shotgun is in Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The tang mounted safety returns to ‘safe’ when the action is opened. The shotgun has no play in the frame to barrel fit. The hammers fall with authority, the ejectors throw shells energetically and the triggers are crisp. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes in a Brady fabric-bound hard-sided luggage case with English-style straps and Webley & Scott label on the interior of the lid. The interior of the case has compartments for the barrel assembly, stocked receiver and accessories. Accessories included are a bore jag, brush and mop in a leather snap-top case and a key for the luggage case. The case has scattered light wear on the exterior with only very light wear from the contents on the interior, in about Very Good-plus condition.
Our Assessment: Webley & Scott is one of the oldest British gunmakers, tracing their origins back to 1790. They are also one of the most prolific makers, best known today for their production of civilian and military handguns in the late 19th and 20th centuries. They also have produced, and still do make some fine shotguns. This example is particularly rare, only 40 Mode 728s were made between 1966 and 1968. This example is quite trim at 5 lb. 10 oz. with splinter forend, slim english-style stock and 26″ barrels. The gun is in Fine condition, appearing to have seen light and responsible use. This is a beautiful and exceedingly uncommon gun which would catch some eyes at the skeet range and would make a great gun for doves, quail, grouse, even pheasant. Light, fast handling and a beauty to behold, this shotgun would make a fine addition to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible shotgun can be transferred in California.