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FRANCIS BACON
A 12-BORE BACON 1870 PATENT DOUBLE-BARRELLED BOLT-ACTION GUN, serial no. 101,
circa 1871, 28in. barrels, the rib engraved 'BACON'S PATENT No. 101', '68 HAYMARKET LONDON', the underside marked 'SHOOTING REGULATED BY W. RICHARDS 27 OLDHALL ST. LIVERPOOL', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. in both, incorporating Lieutenant Francis Bacon patent of 10th December 1870, patent no. 3242, the breech consisting of a double bolt action, sliding lever tang safety (at fault), the underside with an ejector port for spent cartridges (edging missing) 14 1/8in. stock including buttplate, weight 7lb.

Provenance: Sold with a Proof House Certificate of Unprovability as unsuitable for use, Certificate number 0124, dated 9th October 1991

Other Notes: The Bacon patent shotgun appears to have only been produced for about four or five years, although several hundred are thought to be in existence.



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Estimate £700-900

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




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