A Cased Irish 25-Bore (.577) Centre-Fire D.B. Breech-Loading Side-Lever Howdah Pistol

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Lot 321
A Cased Irish 25-Bore (.577) Centre-Fire D.B. Breech-Loading Side-Lever Howdah Pistol
By W. & J. Kavanagh, Dublin, Circa 1870

Sold for £ 6,250 (US$ 8,337) inc. premium
A Cased Irish 25-Bore (.577) Centre-Fire D.B. Breech-Loading Side-Lever Howdah Pistol
By W. & J. Kavanagh, Dublin, Circa 1870
With re-browned twist sighted barrels each rifled with five grooves and engraved with a line of foliage at the breech, re-blued rounded action with back-sight and long slender tang, signed back-action locks (one hammer expertly replaced), side-lever with chequered thumb piece, plain steel trigger-guard, chequered detachable fore-end with dark horn tip, and re-chequered figured rounded butt: in contemporary re-lined and re-fitted oak case with accessories including steel bullet mould for casting conical bullets, the interior of the lid with an original maker's trade label with No. 12 Dame Street address, the exterior with shaped brass escutcheon incorporating a flush-fitting brass carrying handle, Birmingham black powder proof marks
22.8 cm. barrels

Footnotes

  • William & James Kavanagh are recorded in Dublin from 1843 to 1871
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A Cased Irish 25-Bore (.577) Centre-Fire D.B. Breech-Loading Side-Lever Howdah Pistol
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