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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - December 2021

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Sale A1221 Lot 730

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E. M. REILLY & CO.
A SCARCE 10-BORE (2 7/8IN.) DOUBLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 17230,
circa 1871, 26in. black powder only bold damascus barrels, partially matted rib engraved 'E.M. REILLY & CO. OXFORD STREET. LONDON.' with engraved open sights and three folding leaf sights, marked 50, 100, 150 and 200 and with white metal-inlaid sight lines, bead fore-sight, Jones patent rotary underlever, carved serpentine fences, the action face engraved with a flower and 'PATENT B127', incorporating Horsley patent retracting strikers, patent no. 1138 of 17th April 1867, the non-rebounding back action locks with bolted short nose hammers with hare's-ear spurs and breast cams, border and acanthus scroll engraving, the action bar with a tiger to the left and a lion to the right, elongated top tang with a lion's head, some wear and patination overall, 14 1/2in. figured pistolgrip stock (cracked and repaired at hand) with cheekpiece, steel pistolgrip-cap, sling eyes and chequered steel buttplate, weight 12lb. 4oz.



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Estimate £2,000-3,000

Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament




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