EX W. KEITH NEAL
AN UNUSUAL 22-BORE FLINTLOCK TAKE-DOWN SINGLE-BARRELLED POACHER'S GUN SIGNED BAKER, no visible serial number,
circa 1805, with tapering twist-iron round 31 1/4in. unsigned barrel, no provision for fore-sight, the barrel unscrewing from the standing breech via a false breech-block, platinum lined touch-hole, gold line at breech, engraved top-tang with carved and raised sighting groove, plain bevel-edged lock with stepped and pointed tail, a gold poincon inlet below the rain-proof pan signed 'BAKER' below a fleur-de-lys device, walnut half-stock finely chequered at the wrist and with skeleton butt, engraved iron furniture including pistol-grip scrolled lower tang and no provision for ramrod, complete with its W. Keith Neal collection medallion numbered 'G564'
Provenance: Previously sold Christies, The W. Keith Neal Collection', Lot 44, 25.10.01
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