An unusual 4-bore (4in) single-barrelled non-ejector wild-fowling gun by J. & W. Tolley, no. 5660 In its leather case (handle and left lid-end missing) with cleaning-rod, capper-decapper tools, wad punch, charge measure and the original stock (now cut-down to pistolgrip-butt)
Lot 75S58
A rare and unusual 4-bore (4in) single-barrelled hammerless non-ejector wild-fowling gun by J. & W. Tolley, no. 5660 In its leather case (handle and left lid-end missing) with cleaning-rod, capper-decapper tools, wad punch, charge measure and the original stock (now cut-down to pistolgrip-butt)
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 12,399) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A rare and unusual 4-bore (4in) single-barrelled hammerless non-ejector wild-fowling gun by J. & W. Tolley, no. 5660
Jones patent rotary-underlever, the border-engraved action with pivoting safety on the right side and traces of hardening-colour, the replacement stock with pistolgrip, engraved pistolgrip-cap and recoil-pad, horn-capped forend (chipped), the browned damascus barrel with faceted breech-section, engraved J. & W. Tolley, Makers, St. Mary's Square, Birm'M., with folding leaf-sights, sighted for 80 and 120 yards
Weight 14lb. 9¾oz., 15¼in. pull (14in. stock), 38¼in. barrel, approx. ex. full choke, 4in. chamber, London Black Powder proof
In its leather case (handle and left lid-end missing) with cleaning-rod, capper-decapper tools, wad punch, charge measure and the original stock (now cut-down to pistolgrip-butt)

Footnotes

  • Eight modern brass cases, four paper cases and one plastic case can be made available to the buyer of this lot
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