AN UNUSUAL 20-BORE TOPLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 1759,
circa 1879, 29in. nitro reproved bold damascus barrels, the rib engraved 'CARR BROTHERS. HUDDERSFIELD', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. in both, action likely incorporating S. Mathews patent barrel bolting action with triangular upper bolt fitting into a triangular recess in the rib between the barrels and bevelled edge lower bolt, patent no. 2579 of 30th August 1872, carved percussion fences with mushroom bolt-head strikers, rebounding back-action locks, fine border and acanthus scroll engraving, 14 1/8in. well-figured stock (small crack at hand) with engraved steel heel and toe plates, fore-end with grip-catch release lever, weight 5lb. 15oz.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act