GEORGE H. DAW
A 12-BORE 1862 PATENT 'DAW'S PATENT CENTRAL FIRE' PUSH-FORWARD UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 1139,
circa 1870, 28 7/8in. nitro reproved bold damascus barrels (in 2008), the rib engraved 'GEORGE H. DAW'S PATENT CENTRAL FIRE, 57 THREADNEEDLE ST. LONDON, No. 1139', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and true cyl. choke, right wall thickness well below recommended minimum, G.H. Daw patent action, patent no. 1594 of 1862, use no. 1139, carved percussion fences, elongated topstrap, non-rebounding back-action locks, permanently attached fore-end with horn finial and crosspin release, best bold acanthus scroll engraving with feathered bordering, retaining traces of renewed finish, 14 3/8in. figured stock including later horn buttplate, weight 7lb., in its oak case
Other Notes: A reprinted copy of 'GUN PATENTS 1864' by G.H. Daw accompanies the Lot. The book concentrates on Daw's own patents and inventions whilst simultaneously giving an interesting social and historical perspective of the period where muzzle loading guns were in the process of being superseded by the gastight cartridge
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act