* A CASED 12-BORE SINGLE BARREL PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY WILLIAM POWELL, CIRCA 1850, serial no. 1343,
with 28 1/2in. three stage rebrowned barrel, bead sight at muzzle, engraved with makers name at breech 'WILLIAM POWELL & SON' and a platinum line, the nipple bolster fitted with a platinum vent plug, the fixed breech decorated with good quality foliate scroll work, borderline engraved lock with some panels of foliate scroll engraving and 'WILLIAM POWELL & SON', the cock engraved to match, figured walnut half-stock with chequered wrist and fore-end and a vacant silver escutcheon on wrist, iron mounts include butt-cap with a long tang, trigger-guard with pineapple finial and horn nose-cap, in its original burgundy coloured velvet lined and partitioned brass bound mahogany case with later William Powell & Son trade label, accessories include a leather shot flask, three piece cleaning rod, turnscrew, nipple key, two small powder measures and a tin of cleaning implements, included in the case is an old address or shipping label with the following 'C. J. E. BROUGHTON ESQ, WORTLY NEAR SHEFFIELD / VIA CREWE / FROM STAUDOU BRIDGE 31/12/89' possible the details of a previous owner
Provenance: We are kindly informed that records state the gun was sold to a Charles Gresley on the 19th November 1850
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