A 12-bore hammer gun by Ward & Sons, no. 19345/Z4607 (4)
Lot 432S2
A 12-bore hammer gun by Ward & Sons, no. 19345/Z4607 (4)
Sold for £150 (US$ 246) inc. premium

Lot Details
A 12-bore hammer gun by Ward & Sons, no. 19345/Z4607
Toplever, rebounding backlocks, some foliate-scroll engraving, figured stock (cracked and repaired at top horns) with semi-pistolgrip and horn butt-plate (chipped), horn-tipped forend, the rebrowned damascus barrels (loose on action) with matt concave-rib engraved Ward & Sons Central Gun Works, Birmingham
Weight 6lb. 5¾oz., 14½in. pull (14 1/8in. stock), 30¼in. barrels, approx. I.C. & ¼ choke, 2½in. chambers, Birmingham nitro reproof
A 12-bore hammer gun by F. Baxter, no. 4728
Toplever, rebounding backlocks each engraved depicting a pair of game-birds, stock with semi-pistolgrip, horn-tipped forend, the damascus barrels (loose on action), the left engraved Choke, with matt concave-rib stamped F. Baxter, Birmingham
Weight 6lb. 9¾oz., 14½in. stock, 30in. barrels, approx. cyl. & 5/8 choke, 2½in. chambers, Birmingham Black Powder proof (left barrel-thickness at 19+)
A 12-bore hammer gun by Latimer & Southly, no. 77
Toplever, rebounding backlocks each naïvely engraved depicting a pair of game-birds, well-figured stock (broken at hand) with semi-pistolgrip and ebonite butt-plate, horn-tipped forend, the damascus barrels (loose on action) with matt-rib engraved Latimer & Southly, London
Weight 6lb. 14oz., 13¾in. pull (13½in. stock), 30in. barrels, both approx. cyl., 2½in. chambers, Birmingham Black Powder proof
And a 12-bore hammer gun by T. Graham, no. 12131
Jones patent rotary-underlever, non-rebounding backlocks (left hammer spur crudely repaired, retaining screw missing), some foliate-scroll engraving, figured stock (cracked and pinned at top of hand) with steel butt-plate, horn-tipped forend, the damascus barrels (loose on action) with game-rib engraved T. Graham, Cockermouth
Weight 7lb. 10½oz., 14 5/8in. pull (14 3/8in. stock), 30in. barrels, both approx. cyl., 2½in. chambers, Birmingham Black Powder proof (Under 1868 Act)
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