A Rare Flintlock Mechanism For A Sporting Gun With Revolving Pan-Cover

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Lot 204*
A Rare Flintlock Mechanism For A Sporting Gun With Revolving Pan-Cover
By Brooks, Circa 1825

Sold for £ 562 (US$ 701) inc. premium
A Rare Flintlock Mechanism For A Sporting Gun With Revolving Pan-Cover
By Brooks, Circa 1825
With flat border engraved case-hardened plate signed beneath a starburst and decorated with foliage at the stepped tail, foliate engraved cock, revolving pan-cover operated by a curved link to the steel, the latter bearing on a ramp on the blued steel-spring, and retaining some original finish
12.3 cm.

Footnotes

  • The maker might be Edward Brooks recorded at various addresses in Birmingham between 1822 and 1874. He was granted British Patent No. 1941 of 30 June 1849 for a watertight nipple and cap
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