A cased 12 gauge Scottish underlever hammer gun by John Lyell
owned by General Sir Harry Lumsden
Serial no. 1527, 12 gauge. 30 inch Damascus barrels with single silver bead, the concave rib marked John Lyell Union Street Aberdeen No. 1. Extractor. Signed sidelock underlever action with best scroll engraving. Straight checkered buttstock of dark walnut with steel buttplate and vacant silver escutcheon. Wedge fore-end with engraved fittings. Complete with original leather-covered and brass-mounted oak case. Lid with oval escutcheon inscribed Gen. Sir Harry Lumsden K.C.S.I. Aberdeen/Belhelvie Lodge. Green baize-lined and partitioned two level interior. Lower level missing gun No. 2 but containing set of 30 inch 12 gauge barrels by A. Davis of Aberdeen.
Condition: Very good. Barrels retain some thin Damascus finish, bores showing light rings and some minor pitting. Action with grey metal showing some light pitting. Wood with minor marks. Case exterior showing numerous marks and some tearing to leather. Lining showing wear and staining.