Without a proper photo "readable" photo of the barrel flats, I was trying to determine if your BLE is in proof with 2 3/4 inch chambers. With what you just stated in your reply as well as your original post, I ascertain that your gun was likely made prior to the UK 1925 Rules of Proof with 2 1/2 inch chambers ( 1 1/8 ounce equals 2 1/2 inch chambers and 1 1/4 ounce mark equals 2 3/4 inch chambers) and that the chambers have been lengthened to 2 3/4 inch without benefit of a UK re-proof.
I was asking if there is a "H" mark in front of a number on the barrel loop (not on the flats) which would indicate that the gun was made by Holloway of Birmingham--which in my opinion would make the gun more desirable, although it is a very lovely gun with the 30 inch barrels a plus--- and E. Green made excellent guns. The barrel loop is the projection attached to the bottom rib which purpose is to latch the fore-end iron to the gun. Holloway was known to favor the cut a way style of action which your gun has, and I have one of his made guns in a 20 bore.
I will pass.
Last edited by bushveld; 06/04/21 09:52 AM.