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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - September 2020

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Sale A2020 Lot 1851


A 12-BORE TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 9688,
29 3/4in. nitro reproved damascus barrels (some pits), the rib engraved '2' and 'J. PURDEY. 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET. LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. in both, carved percussion fences, rebounding back-action locks, border and acanthus scroll engraving, brushed bright finish, 14 1/4in. stock, weight 6lb. 5oz., in its makers brass-cornered oak and leather case

Provenance: The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:

Completed: 1877
For: Hon. A. Henniker
Description: No. 2 of a pair of toplever back action hammer guns
Weight: 6lb. 8oz.
Calibre: 12-bore
Barrels: 29 3/4in.
Choke: Both Cylinder
Stock: 14 3/8in.
Made by Scott

Hon. Arthur Henry Henniker Major, son of the 4th Baron Henniker. He was born in 1855 and was a Lieutenant in The Coldstream Guards. By 1885 he was a Captain. He took part on the Egyptian War 1882 and the South African War 1899-1902 where he was mentioned in dispatches thrice. He eventually became a Brigadier General. He resided at 13 Stratford Place, London and his recreations were listed as "shooting, riding, rowing, rackets and fencing". He died in 1912.

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Estimate £1,500-2,000

S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act

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