A 23-Bore D.B. Flintlock Sporting Gun
Lot 205*
A 23-Bore D.B. Flintlock Sporting Gun
Sold for £6,250 (US$ 10,700) inc. premium
Auction Details
A 23-Bore D.B. Flintlock Sporting Gun
Lot Details
A 23-Bore D.B. Flintlock Sporting Gun
By John Probin Of Birmingham, Maker To His R.H. The Prince Of Wales, Circa 1795
With rebrowned twist barrels (some light pitting) signed in full along the rib, silver fore-sight, breeches each with gold line and gold-lined touch-hole, foliate engraved tang decorated with a starburst in the sighting groove, signed case-hardened locks each with moulded border, struck with locksmith's mark 'TA' on the inside and with stepped tail, rainproof pan, roller on a blued steel-spring, and most of their original blued and burnished finish on the internal working parts (cocks not a pair), figured half-stock (some bruising) with chequered grip, iron mounts comprising butt-plate engraved with two birds in a landscape on the heel tang, and trigger-guard with large pineapple finial and engraved with a bird amid foliage on the bow, vacant silver escutcheon and barrel-bolt escutcheons, and brass-mounted ramrod, private Birmingham proof marks
82.2 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    W. Keith Neal Collection, G236
    Christie's London, Fine Antique Firearms from the W. Keith Neal Collection, 25 October 2001, lot 81

    John Probin is recorded at 17 St. John's Street, Birmingham between 1769 and 1800, the year of his death
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