A Belgian 18-Bore D.B. Percussion Sporting Gun, And Three Continental Breech-Loading Pin-Fire Sporting Guns
Lot 276
A Belgian 18-Bore D.B. Percussion Sporting Gun, And Three Continental Breech-Loading Pin-Fire Sporting Guns
Sold for £250 (US$ 414) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Belgian 18-Bore D.B. Percussion Sporting Gun, And Three Continental Breech-Loading Pin-Fire Sporting Guns
The First Mid-19th Century, The Remainder Late 19th Century
The first with sighted barrels, grooved tang, border engraved locks (one hammer missing), figured half-stock with carved grip and fore-end, the butt carved in relief with a lion's mask set with glass eyes beneath the cheek-piece, engraved steel mounts, and later steel ramrod (worn and pitted overall); the last each with action of Lefaucheux type, the first with twist double barrels of 15-bore, border engraved action, back-action locks and mounts, and figured butt with chequered grip, the second of similar form, with barrels of 13-bore, engraved action and back-action locks, foliate scroll engraved white-metal mounts, and butt (wormed) carved in relief with a stag's head beneath the cheek-piece, the last with two-stage turn-off barrel of 16-bore, plain action, back-action lock and mounts, and figured detachable butt (all in poor, worn and pitted condition) (4)
The first 88 cm. barrels
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