A 12-BORE 1871 PATENT SIDELEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 4419,
for 1875, 30in. nitro reproved (2021) fine damascus barrels, the rib engraved 'STEPHEN GRANT 67A ST. JAMES'S STREET LONDON', and '1', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. in both, E.C. Hodges patent action, patent no. 251 of January 31 1871, use number 839, carved percussion fences, rebounding back-action locks, border and fine acanthus scroll engraving, the standing breech with an oval engraved 'PATENT', the action bar with 'STEPHEN GRANT'S PATENT', retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14 5/8in. well-figured stock including wooden buttplate with engraved steel heel and toe plates, weight 6lb. 13oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that this gun was completed in 1875 for a G. Brewis
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act