A .450 DOUBLE BARRELLED PERCUSSION RIFLE SIGNED H. HELLFRITSCH, NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1860, serial no. 1508,
with 28in. barrels rifled with six grooves, with dovetailed blade front-sight and dovetailed vee block rear-sight, the rib engraved near the breech 'H. HELLFRITSCH IN NURNBERG', both barrels are roughly stamped at the breech 'ALWAK-1508' probably an Indian armoury inventory number or export marking, the fixed breech with a long tang superbly foliate engraved in relief, bar-action locks, with rounded stepped tails, profusely foliate scroll engraved in relief, the hammers engraved to match, the right-hand hammer a period replacement, the right lock engraved 'O. ELTERICH' and on the left NORDLINGEN' which are inlaid in gold, possibly the name and city of the retailer, the rifle has set triggers is walnut half-stocked with a chequered wrist, the mounts including trigger-guard, butt-plate, patchbox and nose-cap are profusely decorated with foliate scroll engraving in relief
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