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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - March 2020

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Sale A0320 Lot 1551

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JOHN REEVES & CO.
AN UNUSUAL 20-BORE 1879 PATENT PUSH-FORWARD UNDERLEVER NON-DETACHABLE LOCK NON-EJECTOR, no visible serial number,
28in. nitro reproved damascus barrels, the rib engraved 'JOHN REEVES & CO. 18 & 20 WEAMAN ROW. BIRMINGHAM.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. 3/4 choke in both, action incorporating J. Reeves patent No. 2147 of May 1879, where each hammer is supported by a narrow plate, the undersides of which engraved ''REEVES PATENT', automatic safety, the action tang engraved with a floral bouquet and a vignette of feather in flight, border and partial acanthus scroll engraving surrounding scenes of hound flushing game, the triggerplate engraved with a further vignette, bifurcated triggerguard engraved with feather in flight, 13 1/2in. stock including steel buttplate, weight 5lb. 13oz., in a slightly distressed leather case

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Estimate £400-600

S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act




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