Powell, William & Son Pre-owned William Powell & Son Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge Walnut

£499.00
Product Code: 13507
  • Powell, William & Son Pre-owned William Powell & Son Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge Walnut
  • Powell, William & Son Pre-owned William Powell & Son Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge Walnut
  • Powell, William & Son Pre-owned William Powell & Son Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge Walnut
  • Powell, William & Son Pre-owned William Powell & Son Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge Walnut
  • Powell, William & Son Pre-owned William Powell & Son Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge Walnut

Powell, William & Son Pre-owned William Powell & Son Side by Side Shotgun - 12 gauge Walnut

£499.00
Product Code: 13507

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Fair condition example of a William Powell and Son Birmingham made side by side. Proofed between 1925 and 1954, this gun carries the marks to be expected from a gun of this age. However, the barrels are still in very good mechanical condition, as are the ejectors and the firing pins.

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Fair condition example of a William Powell and Son Birmingham made side by side. Proofed between 1925 and 1954, this gun carries the marks to be expected from a gun of this age. However, the barrels are still in very good mechanical condition, as are the ejectors and the firing pins.

In the 19th Century, the home of British gunmaking was Birmingham, with a production twice that of London, and exceeding the combined total of France’s 10 government arsenals. It was in the dawn of that century, in 1802, that William Powell and Joseph Simmons established a partnership which would last 10 years. It was just over a decade later that Powell lobbied for a Birmingham Proof House, which was established in 1813 – surprising, given that the independent testing of gun barrels started in London as early as 1637. At the peak of the Birmingham gun trade, in 1862, more than one million barrels were tested. The family connection to the Proof house is unbroken, and is continued to this day by William Powell’s great-great grandson, Peter Powell. 

In 1875, the appearance of the Anson & Deeley boxlock action sounded the death knell of the hammer gun. Two years later, Powell adapted the lifter latch to an A&D gun. A decade later, ejectors appeared on and shortly thereafter came the first sidelock built on the lifter patent. The modern game gun had reached its highest evolutionary stage. The most significant difference between a late 19th and an early 21st century Powell gun is that production has moved abroad.

  • Mechanism: Side by Side
  • Calibre: 12 gauge
  • Barrel Length: 28"
  • Ejectors: Yes
  • Trigger: 2
  • Auto-safe: Yes
  • Steel Shot Proof: No

Delivery and Returns

Delivery

Royal Mail Tracked 48 (2-4 working days) - £2.50*
Royal Mail Tracked 24 (1-2 working days) - £4.50*
Next Working Day Delivery up to 1Kg - £9.99**
Next Working Day Delivery over 1Kg - £14.99**
FREE Delivery on orders over £150***
Express AM RFD Transfer - £20.00****
 
* UK mainland only excluding large and long items such as fishing rods.
** Orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays excluding bank holidays.
***Exclusions apply such as RFD transfers.
****Please provide details of which RFD you would like the order to be shipped to when ordering.

Returns

If it is deemed necessary to return an item for exchange or refund, please note the following:
Goods returned must be in original packaging, with labels still attached.
Notification of intention to return must be provided within 14 days of receipt.
Goods must be delivered to us within 14 days of return notification.
Goods must have accompanying copy receipt for return.
Goods returned unwanted are subject to a minimum postage charge of £3.50 or the actual delivery costs incurred to us, whichever is the greater.
Returned goods must be in new condition, i.e. unused and unmarked with labels attached.
Costs incurred in returning items are your responsibility.

Fair condition example of a William Powell and Son Birmingham made side by side. Proofed between 1925 and 1954, this gun carries the marks to be expected from a gun of this age. However, the barrels are still in very good mechanical condition, as are the ejectors and the firing pins.

In the 19th Century, the home of British gunmaking was Birmingham, with a production twice that of London, and exceeding the combined total of France’s 10 government arsenals. It was in the dawn of that century, in 1802, that William Powell and Joseph Simmons established a partnership which would last 10 years. It was just over a decade later that Powell lobbied for a Birmingham Proof House, which was established in 1813 – surprising, given that the independent testing of gun barrels started in London as early as 1637. At the peak of the Birmingham gun trade, in 1862, more than one million barrels were tested. The family connection to the Proof house is unbroken, and is continued to this day by William Powell’s great-great grandson, Peter Powell. 

In 1875, the appearance of the Anson & Deeley boxlock action sounded the death knell of the hammer gun. Two years later, Powell adapted the lifter latch to an A&D gun. A decade later, ejectors appeared on and shortly thereafter came the first sidelock built on the lifter patent. The modern game gun had reached its highest evolutionary stage. The most significant difference between a late 19th and an early 21st century Powell gun is that production has moved abroad.

  • Mechanism: Side by Side
  • Calibre: 12 gauge
  • Barrel Length: 28"
  • Ejectors: Yes
  • Trigger: 2
  • Auto-safe: Yes
  • Steel Shot Proof: No

Delivery

Royal Mail Tracked 48 (2-4 working days) - £2.50*
Royal Mail Tracked 24 (1-2 working days) - £4.50*
Next Working Day Delivery up to 1Kg - £9.99**
Next Working Day Delivery over 1Kg - £14.99**
FREE Delivery on orders over £150***
Express AM RFD Transfer - £20.00****
 
* UK mainland only excluding large and long items such as fishing rods.
** Orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays excluding bank holidays.
***Exclusions apply such as RFD transfers.
****Please provide details of which RFD you would like the order to be shipped to when ordering.

Returns

If it is deemed necessary to return an item for exchange or refund, please note the following:
Goods returned must be in original packaging, with labels still attached.
Notification of intention to return must be provided within 14 days of receipt.
Goods must be delivered to us within 14 days of return notification.
Goods must have accompanying copy receipt for return.
Goods returned unwanted are subject to a minimum postage charge of £3.50 or the actual delivery costs incurred to us, whichever is the greater.
Returned goods must be in new condition, i.e. unused and unmarked with labels attached.
Costs incurred in returning items are your responsibility.