Gun Report

Trulock & Harriss Side-by-Side 12 Ga.

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This non-ejector boxlock British (Scotland) game gun has about the same price as the Ruger's MSRP, but is over 100 years old. It's still graceful, tight, perfectly useful, and steadily going up in value. Will the Ruger be as good in a century?

Trulock & Harriss Side-by-Side 12 Ga.

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Caliber Plus Cartridge
Weight Unloaded
Length of Pull
Action Type
Action Finish
Barrel Finish

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Though the case colors are long gone, the engraving keeps the old gun looking crisp and far from plain. The gun was still tight nearly everywhere, and the barrels were like new inside.
In addition to fine wood and tasteful engraving, the Trulock had the "SAFE" in silver inlaid into a blue enamel background. The safety lever was stiff, indicating the need for internal cleaning.
The absence of ejectors makes the gun easy to close, but some feel the doll's head is in the way. We liked the long top lever (far right arrow).
There were no holes in its clean action, but the T&H was lighter than the Ruger. Note the bushed firing pins (arrow), a premium touch.

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