AN UNUSUAL J. & T. ADSETT PATENT 12-BORE PUSH-FORWARD UNDERLEVER HAMMER PIGEON GUN, serial no. 2126,
circa 1880, 30 1/2in. blued 'laminated steel' black powder only barrels, the rib engraved 'J. ADSETT. 4. BRIDGE ST. CANTERBURY', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. 3/4 and true cyl. choke, some pitting, large action with side fluted bar, the flats marked 'PATENT J.A. & T.A.', the face with 'J. ADSETT. CANTERBURY', broad rebounding sidelocks with low hammers (possible replacements), right lock mainspring swivel broken, broad strikers, bold acanthus scroll engraving with game scene vignettes, the top tang with an oval engraved 'ADSETTS PATENT', retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14in. figured stock including 1/2in. horn buttplate, weight 7lb. 13oz.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act