A D.B. Percussion Sporting Longarm In American Taste For Shot And Ball
Lot 259
A D.B. Percussion Sporting Longarm In American Taste For Shot And Ball
Sold for £687 (US$ 1,142) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A D.B. Percussion Sporting Longarm In American Taste For Shot And Ball
Signed Manton, London, Second Half Of The 19th Century
With browned twist barrels (rear barrel lug rebrazed) of 11-bore and 35-bore respectively, and engraved 'London' on the rib behind the sprung back-sight, breeches (one lightly pitted) engraved with foliage between, each with white-metal lines and stamped 'W & CS' beneath, long foliate engraved tang, signed border engraved back-action locks each decorated with foliage and a pheasant in flight, figured half-stock with chequered grip, white-metal mounts engraved en suite with the locks, vacant white-metal escutcheon, and brass-tipped ramrod, Birmingham proof marks
84.3 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • The initials W & CS are probably those of William & Charles Scott of Birmingham, one of the best known British shotgun manufacturers in the world during the late 19th century, enjoying a large market in North America and the colonies
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