A SMEETS-ENGRAVED .458 WIN. MAG. 'MOD. 101C' SIDELOCK EJECTOR DOUBLE RIFLE, serial no. 44377,
24 1/2in. nitro chopperlump barrels with finely engraved and matted sight rib, open sights with folding leaf sight, ramp-mounted bead fore-sight, the breech end with quickly-detachable telescopic sight mount bases, the tubes engraved 'AUG. LEBEAU-COURALLY ARMES DE GRAND LUXE A LIEGE', treble-grip action with hidden third bite and side-bolsters, removable striker discs, manual safety with gold-inlaid 'S' detail, gold-washed tumbler pivots and some internals, articulated front trigger, the action, lockplates and furniture finely engraved with acanthus scrollwork and floral bouquets, the triggerplate signed 'R. Smeets. Gravr. Inr. de S.m. Le Roi', the triggerguard tang engraved with the serial number and 'FAIT POUR E. CASCIANO - ROME', retaining much colour-hardening and finish overall, 14 5/8in. figured pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, engraved steel pistolgrip-cap (with trap), sling swivels and including 1 1/8in. rubber recoil pad, weight 10lb. 8oz.
Exhibited: Manuel Lopo de Carvalho Collection
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S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act