A fine .303 falling-block take-down rifle by Danl. Fraser, no. 2152

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Lot 576* S1
A fine .303 falling-block take-down rifle by Danl. Fraser, no. 2152

Sold for £ 7,500 (US$ 9,105) inc. premium
A fine .303 falling-block take-down rifle by Danl. Fraser, no. 2152
The action incorporating D. Fraser patent no. 1412 of 31st January 1888, patent use no. 263, best foliate-scroll engraving, much hardening-colour, chequered and engraved trigger and sliding automatic safety engraved en suite, stalking-latch, the well-figured stock with folding peep-sight, pistolgrip, horn pistolgrip-cap, cheek-piece and chequered horn butt-plate, sling-eye (forward missing), the barrel with matt sighting-rib, engraved DanL Fraser & Co., 4 Leith St. Terrace, Edinburgh, with 150 yards fixed-sight with inset ivory triangle and leaf-sight for 250 yards and ramp-mounted bead-foresight
Weight 7lb. 1oz., 14⅝in. pull (14¼in. stock), 26in. barrel, London nitro proof

Footnotes

  • Daniel Fraser & Co. are recorded under this title between circa 1888 and 1911. According to Nigel Brown, British Gunmakers, Volume Two, it is believed that about four hundred of these actions were produced due to observed patent use numbers, and that the majority were made prior to 1902. This rifle would appear to have been completed circa 1891
    The plaque on the stock reads C.L.O. Orr Ewing 1897

    Captain Charles Lindsay Orr-Ewing M.P. (1860 – 1903)
    Orr-Ewing educated at Harrow School after which he was commissioned as a captain in the 3rd Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was Member of Parliament for Ayr Burghs from 1895 his death in 1903
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