A Rare Belgian 20-Bore Montigny Patent Breech-Loading Needle-Fire Sporting Rifle
Lot 271
A Rare Belgian 20-Bore Montigny Patent Breech-Loading Needle-Fire Sporting Rifle
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,365) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Rare Belgian 20-Bore Montigny Patent Breech-Loading Needle-Fire Sporting Rifle
By P.C. Montigny Bréveté A Fontaine L'Evêque, No. 27, Mid-19th Century
With twist octagonal barrel (sights missing) rifled with ten grooves, border engraved action signed within an oval and decorated with foliage, the decoration extending back along the tapering lever with hooked spring-catch at the rear, ovoidal back-sight engraved with a web, the action operating against a hinge and cocked automatically on opening for loading, brass stricker-head, figured full stock (fore-end with some damage) with chequered grip, steel mounts engraved en suite with the action and including trigger-plate with pineapple finial and incorporating a sprung cocking-lever with hinged safety-stop in front of the trigger-guard, set trigger, and sling loop (the other missing, steel parts with some rust patination)
80 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    ibid., p. 34
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