A Rare 28-Bore Flintlock D.B. Covert Gun

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Lot 252
A Rare 28-Bore Flintlock D.B. Covert Gun
By H. Mortimer, London, Circa 1776-80

Sold for £ 1,625 (US$ 2,235) inc. premium
A Rare 28-Bore Flintlock D.B. Covert Gun
By H. Mortimer, London, Circa 1776-80
With sighted barrels (possibly shortened) signed in script at the breeches and each engraved with a line of beadwork at the rear, tang grooved for sighting and engraved with rocailles and foliage, gold-lined touch-holes, flat bevelled locks each signed in script and decorated with foliage at the tail, steels each acting against a ramp on the steel-spring, figured half-stock (old bruising and minor splits, holes for sling mounts filled) with pineapple chequered grip, border engraved steel mounts comprising butt-plate decorated with game birds hanging from a ribbon on the tang, trigger-guard with acorn finial and decorated with a flower-head on the bow, silver escutcheon engraved with owner's initials, and contemporary horn-tipped ramrod with iron worm (steel parts with some rust patinated), London proof marks and Mortimer's barrelsmith's mark
51.5 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    The Dr. T.J. Mortimer Collection

    Literature:
    H. Lee Munson, The Mortimer Gunmakers 1752-1923, 1992, pp. 26-27, pl. 32
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