G & S DEANE, LONDON
A FINE CASED PRE-CHARGED STOCK RESERVOIR AIR-GUN WITH 36-BORE SHOT & 54-BORE RIFLE BARRELS, no visible serial number,
circa 1845, with interchangeable 30in. twist iron shot and rifle barrels, the multi-groove rifle barrel of octagonal form and signed 'G & S DEANE, 30 KING WILLIAM ST LONDON BRIDGE', dove-tailed fore-sight, twin folding leaf rear-sight and provision for underbarrel ramrod, the round 30in. shot barrel with identical signature but within an engraved needle terminating in a sunburst, bead fore-sight and provision for ramrod, swept border and scroll engraved colour hardened slab-sided action body, large rotary loading tap with 'C' shaped handle, long-eared engraved dummy hammer for cocking, guarded trigger and sliding safety catch, detachable butt reservoir covered in black shagreen and fitted with a smooth iron heel-plate, walnut fore-end with horn spacer and tip (both with small losses) and the original brass mounted mahogany ramrod, the whole in fine condition with much original finish and colour and complete with its original oak storage case, compartmented and lined in green baize and containing the original stirrup-pump, turn-screw, accessories such as the end-cap for storing the stock detached and a later bullet-mould, the case generally very good but missing the key and lock escutcheon
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