At the end of last years bird season I aquired my first English gun, a prewar Churchill boxlock. I was looking for a gun that was light and could be carried all day in Michigan's upper penninsula woods. It's a 2 1/2" 12 bore weighing 5lbs. 12oz. with 26" barrels choked .003 Rt./ .011 L. which should be good for woodcock and grouse.
I left the gun at Del Whitmans for a proper vetting and checkup, and after redoing the takeup on the third fastener and a couple of screws I picked it up recently. After several rounds of sporting clays to get myself dialed into it, all is good. Come October!
A special thanks to my friend Eis for his guidance.