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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - July 2022

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Sale A0722 Lot 1558


A 20-BORE TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 6993,
for 1881, 28in. nitro reproved bold damascus barrels, the rib engraved 'MORTIMER & SON. 86 GEORGE ST. EDINBURGH', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl., carved percussion fences, rebounding back-action locks with high-spurred dolphin hammers, border and scroll engraving (some wear), brushed bright finish, 15in. replacement stock and matching fore-end wood, weight 5lb. 6oz., in a canvas case

Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was ordered on 20th July 1881 as a 'second quality 20-bore with 28in. damascus barrels and rebounding locks'

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Estimate £600-800

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

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