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Lot 419
A Rare 22-Bore D.B. Flintlock Sporting Gun
Sold for £1,800 (US$ 2,915) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Rare 22-Bore D.B. Flintlock Sporting Gun
By William 2 Turvey, London, Circa 1765
With rebrowned barrels joined by a broad signed sunken rib on the upper side only and stamped on the upper side of each breech with proof marks and Turvey's barrel-forger's mark, gold-lined touch-holes, engraved tang grooved for sighting, large flat bevelled locks retained by two side-nails and each signed in capital letters and with stepped tail, figured walnut half-stock (an early 19th-century working replacement), chequered grip, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard with chiselled scallop shell finial, silver escutcheon and barrel-bolt escutcheons, and horn-tipped ramrod with worm (some wear overall), London proof marks
87.5 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anon. sale (the Earl of Scarsdale, Kedleston Hall), Sotheby & Co., London, Good Antique and Modern Firearms ..., 16 November 1970, lot 134 (£320)

    Literature:
    David Back, 'The Use of Double Barrel Guns for Sporting Purposes in the Eighteenth Century', The Fifth Park Lane Arms Fair Catalogue, 1988, p. 8, pl. 4

    William 2 Turvey was apprenticed to George Turvey in 1742, and free of the London Gunmakers' Company in 1750
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