A 12-BORE ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 6308,
for 1862, 29 3/4in. nitro reproved bold damascus barrels (in 2020, struck off), the rib engraved 'J. PURDEY. 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET. LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. in both, conversion from pinfire with carved serpentine fences of pinfire form, the triggerguard and tang forming the screw-grip underlever with grip safety, non-rebounding back-action locks, bold acanthus scroll engraving, brushed finish, 14 5/8in. figured stock including steel buttplate, cracked at the hand and with ornately formed and engraved strengthening plates, weight 6lb. 13oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly supplied us with the following information:
For: Captain Duncan Baille
Description: A double-barrelled pinfire gun
Weight: [Not Recorded]
Choke: Both Cylinder
Stock: [Not Recorded]
Captain Duncan J. Baillie, b 1833, was a Captain in the Regiment of Horse Guards. He lived at 50 Queens Gate, Kensington, London.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act