A Rare Belgian 22-Bore Montigny Patent Breech-Loading Needle-Fire Sporting Gun
Lot 269
A Rare Belgian 22-Bore Montigny Patent Breech-Loading Needle-Fire Sporting Gun
Sold for £600 (US$ 932) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Rare Belgian 22-Bore Montigny Patent Breech-Loading Needle-Fire Sporting Gun
By F.C. Montigny Breveté A Fontaine L'Evéque, No. 57, Mid-19th Century
With twist sighted barrels, signed action (defective) operating against two hinges and automatically cocked on opening for loading, the tapering lever with hooked spring-catch at the rear, brass stricker-heads, figured half-stock (some bruising) with cheek-piece and chequered grip, plain steel mounts including scrolled cocking-lever in front of the trigger-guard, and sling loops (ramrod missing, some wear and rust patination), Liège proof; together with another example of 22-bore, no. 39, with foliate engraved action and mounts, and steel ramrod with white-metal tip (heavily pitted overall, the stock water damaged) (2)
59.5 cm. and 70 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    ibid., p. 34
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