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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - September 2021

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Sale A0921 Lot 415

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A LEFT-HAND 14-BORE FLINTLOCK SILVER-MOUNTED SINGLE-BARRELLED SPORTING-GUN SIGNED RICHARDS, no visible serial number,
with clear Birmingham hallmarks for 1783 and with the silversmiths mark for Charles Freeth, browned two-stage 38 1/2in. barrel of Spanish form, London proofs at breech, applied fore-sight, moulded sighting groove to top-tang, flat bevel-edged stepped tail lock signed 'RICHARDS' below the pan, engraved tail, large roller to the frizzen-spring, refaced steel, walnut handrail full-stock (some cracks and inlet repairs along fore-end), carved and moulded silver trophy escutcheon to wrist, silver heel-plate, silver pierced sideplate, silver trigger-guard engraved with initials and with complex carved and moulded trophy finial, silver ramrod thimbles and probable original horn-tipped ramrod, some loss to engraved detail, 53 1/2in. overall



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Estimate £1,000-1,500




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