A 15-Bore D.B. Percussion Sporting Gun, And Another Of 16-Bore
Lot 369
A 15-Bore D.B. Percussion Sporting Gun, And Another Of 16-Bore
Sold for £525 (US$ 882) inc. premium
Lot Details
A 15-Bore D.B. Percussion Sporting Gun, And Another Of 16-Bore
The First Signed Burrow, Preston, The Second Signed Smith, Piccadilly, London, Both Mid-19th Century
The first with rebrowned twist sighted barrels, engraved breeches with platinum lines between, platinum plugs, long slender foliate engraved tang, signed foliate scroll engraved back-action locks shaped beneath the breeches, foliate engraved dolphin hammers, figured half-stock with chequered grip, steel mounts retaining traces of engraved decoration including trigger-guard patent grip-safety, and later brass-mounted ramrod (worn and rust patinated overall), Birmingham proof marks; the second with rebrowned twist sighted barrels signed on the rib (signature refreshed) breeches engraved between and each with platinum plug, foliate engraved tang with swept fences, signed foliate engraved locks and hammers, figured half-stock (some bruising) with chequered grip and fore-end, steel mounts originally engraved, vacant silver escutcheon, and brass-mounted ramrod (some pitting and wear overall), Birmingham proof marks (2)
70.4 cm. and 74.5 cm. barrels
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