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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - December 2020

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Sale A1220 Lot 400

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EX W. KEITH NEAL, TWIGG, LONDON

A GOOD 18-BORE FLINTLOCK DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING-GUN, no visible serial number,

circa 1775, with rebrowned London proved 33 1/4in. twist barrels mounted with top rib only, silver boat-shaped fore-sight, the left barrel with second form of signature (worn) at the rear of barrel, the right 'LONDON', the breech block and hooked breech with an engraved band of beadwork, gold-lined touch-holes, engraved top-tang with broad shallow sighting groove, flat locks each with moulded border, stepped tail, and second form of signature, roller frizzens and swan-necked cocks, figured walnut half-stock, dot and checkerboard chequered grip, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard with second pattern acorn finial, silver escutcheon, and horn-tipped ramrod with worm end, retaining its W. Keith Neal collection medallion numbered 'G243'

Provenance:
Previously sold Christies, 'The W. Keith Neal Collection, 9th November 2000, Lot 71. Prior to that it had been sold to W. Keith Neal by W. & F.C. Bonham & Sons, London, 18th November 1953, lot 268 for the sum of £3.5.0.

A hand written note signed by Neal accompanying the lot states that it was once the property of Lord Minto and came from Minto house via a private collection

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Estimate £3,000-5,000




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