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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - September 2021

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Sale A0921 Lot 35

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WALLIS, HULL
A RARE 80-BORE PRE-CHARGED PNEUMATIC BALL-RESERVOIR AIR-RIFLE FOR RENOVATION, no visible serial number,
circa 1820, with two-stage twist 31in. smoothbore barrel, carved girdle at the intersection, dove-tailed fore-sight, dove-tail for rear-sight (sight absent), a further notch rear-sight fitted at breech (blade damaged), gold poincon at breech signed 'WALLIS, HULL' together with gold bands, trophy engraved top-tang, flat border and trophy engraved bevel-edged lock fitted with a cocking piece disguised as a flintlock cock and signed in a further gold poincon, walnut half-stock chequered at the wrist (major loss to wood above lock, comb shaved), iron furniture including raised and scrolled lower tang, engraved aperture in underside of fore-end for a ball air-reservoir (reservoir absent), white-metal nose-cap to fore-end and under-barrel thimbles (worn) for ramrod, also missing



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Estimate £300-500

Pre-1939




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