A 14-BORE PINFIRE DOUBLE-BARRELLED SLIDE-FORWARDS SPORTING-GUN, MODEL 'BASTIN'S PATENT', no visible serial number,
circa 1860, with twist-iron 29 1/2in. barrels signed on the top-rib 'MATTHEWS, KENDAL', border and scroll engraved long top-tang, border and scroll engraved back-action locks signed 'MATTHEWS', engraved hammers with pierced noses for self extraction of the spent shells, chequered walnut butt-stock with iron heel-plate, engraved trigger guard bow and lower tang, integral rounded scroll engraved iron fore-end with hinged under-lever swinging back from the tip to draw forwards the barrels, finish worn and stained
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Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament