This gun was built for E.F. Woodward, a Texas oilman and top trapshooting champion of his day, in 1924. He said it didn’t shoot as well as his old high grade L.C. Smith, so he went back to the Smith. If you google his name, a lot of info will come up. Champlin had this gun for sale 5-10 years ago for $17K. Sandlapper
I just did a Google search and found that he was indeed a top gun and is a member of ATA Hall of Fame. I'm surprised the write-up didn't include this provenance.
I'm trying to explain the difference between Champlin's asking price 5-10 years ago and the actual selling price. Does this mean the market for fine doubles is diminishing or did Champlin simply mis-interpret the market?