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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - July 2022

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Sale A0722 Lot 907

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BOSS, LONDON
A MOST UNUSUAL BRASS-CORNERED OAK GUN-CASE FOR A PAIR OF 12-BORE PERCUSSION GUNS, serial no's. 1096/7,

made in 1851, lined and re-compartmented for breech-loading guns in green baize and fitted for 30in. barrels (would adapt to 31in.), the outside of lid with circular escutcheon engraved with a crest, the inside of lid with later period 'BOSS & CO.' parchment trade-label, hook closure with additional central lock complete with key (escutcheon absent)

Provenance: Thomas Boss guns nos. 1096/7 were completed on 15th September 1851 for a Captain Reeve and listed as 12-bore with no ramrods. These guns were cased on 1st September 1851 and Captain Reeve issued specific instructions:

"Guns to be fitted in large, wide case with lid to open and lay nearly flat on ground. Barrels to lay in case edgeways. No block in case to save room".





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Estimate £200-300




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