An 8-Bore Percussion Wildfowling Gun, And Another Of 7-Bore
Lot 371
An 8-Bore Percussion Wildfowling Gun, And Another Of 7-Bore
Sold for £812 (US$ 1,262) inc. premium

Lot Details
An 8-Bore Percussion Wildfowling Gun, And Another Of 7-Bore
The First Signed Jeffries, Both Mid-19th Century
The first with rebrowned three-stage twist sighted barrel, octagonal breech becoming polygonal, slender foliate engraved tang, signed border engraved back-action lock decorated with foliage, dolphin hammer en suite, figured half-stock (repaired in front of the lock) with chequered grip and fore-end, steel mounts with traces of engraved decoration including trigger-guard with pineapple finial, vacant white-metal escutcheon, horn fore-end cap, and brass-mounted ramrod (one ramrod-pipe replaced, worn overall), Birmingham proof marks; the second with rebrowned twist sighted barrel (some light pitting), browned breech (plug replaced), later tang grooved for sighting and extending down the comb of the butt, later flat partly bevelled lock, later lightly figured half-stock with chequered grip and fore-end, rubber recoil pad, later iron mounts, and no provision for a ramrod, London proof marks (2)
103.7 cm and 99.1 cm. barrels
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