A 12-bore hammer gun by F. Gates, no. 981 In a leather case (handle partially detached)
Lot 122S2
A 12-bore hammer gun by F. Gates, no. 981 In a leather case (handle partially detached)
£600 - 800
US$ 1,000 - 1,400
Auction Details
Lot Details
A 12-bore hammer gun by F. Gates, no. 981
The action incorporating J. Purdey thumb-hole underlever patent no. 1104 of 2nd May 1863, rebounding backlocks with dolphin hammers, percussion fences, foliate-scroll engraving, well-figured stock with horn butt-plate, the replacement browned Siemens Steel barrels with game-rib later engraved F. Gates, 14 London Street, Derby J. Purdey Patent No. 1104/4093
Weight 6lb. 11¼oz., 14 1/8in. pull (13¾in. stock), 30¼in. barrels, approx. cyl. & 7/8 choke, 2½in. chambers, Birmingham nitro reproof (left barrel-thickness at 15+)
In a leather case (handle partially detached)
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