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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - July 2022

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Sale A0722 Lot 524

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I. HOLLIS & SONS, LONDON

AN IMPRESSIVE 8-BORE PERCUSSION RHINOCEROS-GUN, no visible serial number,
circa 1870, with octagonal to sixteen-sided to round 28in. rifled barrel with moulded band at intersection, the top-flat near breech signed 'I. HOLLIS & SONS, LONDON' and forwards of the rear-sight 'MADE EXPRESSLY FOR F&C', dove-tailed blade fore-sight, rear-sight of two folding leaves and one standing notch. scroll engraved breech-block, engraved long top-tang, border and scroll engraved bar-action lock signed 'I. HOLLIS & SONS' on the bar and also stamped in two places with a roundel stating 'MAKERS TO HER MAJESTY'S WAR DEPARTMENT' around the Hollis monogram, walnut half-stock chequered at the wrist, iron furniture including raised and chequered lower tang and brass mounted ebony ramrod, weight approximately 10 1/2lb.



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Estimate £800-1,200




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