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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - July 2022

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Sale A0722 Lot 519

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B. THURSFIELD, BIRMINGHAM
A GOOD 11-BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-BARRELLED PIGEON-GUN, no visible serial number,
circa 1860, with round variegated tapering ribbon-damascus 34in. barrel, three short-ribs at breech, the top one signed 'B. THURSFIELD, MAKER, BIRMINGHAM' (rubbed), bead fore-sight, patent squared breech with platinum vented plug, a dogs-head engraved to the breech-block, fully scroll engraved top-tang surrounding an oval panel engraved with game-birds in flight, scroll and game-scene engraved bar-action lock signed 'B. THURSFIELD', scroll engraved slab-sided hammer, highly figured chequered walnut half-stock, shield-shaped escutcheon engraved with a monogram to wrist, iron heel-plate, the long top-spur engraved with scrolls and game-birds, iron trigger-guard bow, the bottom-tang with chequered pistol-grip spur, pineapple finial, tapering splinter fore-end with shell-carved horn tip and no provision for ramrod, some loss to detail on furniture pieces



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Estimate £800-1,000




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