A .280 (Flanged) Farquharson falling-block rifle by George Gibbs, no. 20182 In a brass-mounted leather case with George Gibbs trade-label

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Lot 572S1
A .280 (Flanged) Farquharson falling-block rifle by George Gibbs, no. 20182
In a brass-mounted leather case with George Gibbs trade-label

Sold for £ 2,625 (US$ 3,631) inc. premium
A .280 (Flanged) Farquharson falling-block rifle by George Gibbs, no. 20182
Incorporating John Farquharson's Patent of 1875, action patent use No. 970, the left side of the action engraved George Gibbs, Bristol & London, best foliate-scroll engraving, full hardening-colour (renewed), shotgun-style safety with stalking latch, the figured stock with pistolgrip, pistolgrip-cap and trap (inset replacement to forward comb), recoil-pad, sling-eyes, replacement forend, the replacement barrel engraved George Gibbs, Bristol & 35. Savile Row, London, W., with block-mounted bead-foresight with folding protector and block-mounted rear-sight
Weight 7lb. 3oz., 14⅜in. pull (13½in. stock), 27in. barrel, Birmingham nitro proof
In a brass-mounted leather case with George Gibbs trade-label

Footnotes

  • The makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle was completed circa 1910 as a .450/400 (3¼) for a Dr Sauer and that it was rebarrelled by them in the 1920s and recoloured

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this gun has not been recoloured by the makers as catalogued, but has been recoloured by another at a later date.
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A .280 (Flanged) Farquharson falling-block rifle by George Gibbs, no. 20182 In a brass-mounted leather case with George Gibbs trade-label
A .280 (Flanged) Farquharson falling-block rifle by George Gibbs, no. 20182 In a brass-mounted leather case with George Gibbs trade-label
A .280 (Flanged) Farquharson falling-block rifle by George Gibbs, no. 20182 In a brass-mounted leather case with George Gibbs trade-label
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