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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - July 2022

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Sale A0722 Lot 1853


A 12-BORE 1865 PATENT TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 6495,
circa 1875, 28in. nitro reproved damascus barrels (in 2005), rib engraved 'W. & C. SCOTT & SON. MAKERS & PATENTEES. 10 Gt. CASTLE STREET. REGENT CIRCUS. LONDON.', 2 3/4in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and 1/4 choke, action incorporating Scott patent toplever and Purdey double-bite, Scott patent 2752 of 25th October 1865, and Purdey patent 1104 of 2nd May 1863, use number 5489, carved percussion fences, broad button strikers, rebounding locks, border and partial scroll engraving surrounding vignettes of hound flushing game, retaining much renewed colour-hardening and finish, fore-end with Scott patent 'key' release, patent no. 3756 of 1873 (slight damage to wood at tip), 14 1/4in. figured pistolgrip stock including 3/4in. extension, with removable comb-raiser, weight 6lb. 11oz., in a brass-cornered canvas and leather case

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Estimate £1,000-1,500

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

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