A Cased 14-Bore D.B. Percussion Sporting Gun
Lot 375
A Cased 14-Bore D.B. Percussion Sporting Gun
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,781) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Cased 14-Bore D.B. Percussion Sporting Gun
Signed W. Ketland & Co., London, Mid-19th Century
With browned twist sighted barrels signed in gold gothic script along the rib and engraved 'Wire' in gothic script beneath each breech, case-hardened breeches engraved with foliage between, foliate engraved case-hardened flat locks each signed in gothic script, decorated with foliage and with a rabbit in a landscape on the tail, foliate engraved dolphin hammers, figured half-stock with cheek-piece and chequered grip, foliate engraved steel mounts comprising butt-plate involving a foliate monster on the heel tang, scroll trigger-guard, trigger-plate and rear ramrod-pipe each with pineapple, vacant silver escutcheon, original white-metal mounted ramrod, and some original finish: in original brass-mounted mahogany case fitted and lined in blue velvet with some accessories including brass-mounted powder-flask retaining some of its original lacquered finish and double leather shot-belt (worn), the exterior of the lid with flush-fitting brass carrying handle centred on a circular vacant brass escutcheon, Birmingham proof marks
77 cm. barrels
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