A 15-BORE PERCUSSION SINGLE-BARRELLED FOWLING-PIECE, no visible serial number,
circa 1800 and converted to percussion by drum and nipple, with a fine triple-stage re-browned damascus 33 1/2in. barrel, engraved band at the intersection, bead fore-sight, the top-flat signed 'LIVERPOOL', later square patent breech with twin gold lines, florally engraved top-tang with grooved rear-sight notch, border and scroll engraved slightly curved bevel-edged stepped tail lockplate signed 'PARR', scroll engraved dolphin-headed hammer, finely chequered walnut full-stock, raised cheek-piece, iron heel-plate with scroll engraved top-spur, engraved scrolled pistol-grip trigger-guard tang, urn finial, two silver oval escutcheons to the side panel, the rear example engraved 'WM. CARTER', rectangular silver take-down wedge escutcheons, full-length under-rib and original mahogany ramrod
Provenance: This is probably the work of James Parr who traded in Argyle Street between 1795-1820
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