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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - June 2021

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Sale A0621 Lot 723

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GEORGE GIBBS
A 4-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 3638,
serial number on barrel only, circa 1855, 42 1/2in. nitro reproved (in 1994) fine twist barrel (likely originally muzzle-loading) turned from round to polygonal to hexagonal, the top flat engraved 'George Gibbs Bristol' in gothic script, Jones patent rotary-underlever, carved percussion fence, non-rebounding sidelock with carved hammer, border engraving, retaining some original colour-hardening, 14 3/4in. stock including 1 1/4in. wooden extension, fore-end with crosspin release and horn finial, weight 13lbs. 6oz.


Estimate £4,500-5,500

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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