EX W. KEITH NEAL. JOSEPH TIREBUCK, LONDON
A FINE 18-BORE FLINTLOCK DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING-GUN, serial no. 210,
circa 1815, with rebrowned twist 30in. barrels engraved 'HAY-MARKET LONDON' in Gothic script on the elevated top-rib, silver bead fore-sight, London Proofs and makers stamp for William Fullerd, colour-hardened recessed moulded patent breeches, each with platinum-lined touch-hole locking into the steel when closed, the central rib with platinum inlaid maker's poincon signed in raised letters 'TIREBUCK, LONDON' together with a crown and bordered top and bottom by platinum lines, shallow-grooved top-tang finely engraved with scrollwork and a dog on a matted ground (traces of colour), engraved colour-hardened locks signed 'JOSEPH TIREBUCK, LONDON' AND numbered internally, rainproof pans, each with roller frizzen marked 'JOS.H. TIREBUCK PATENT' and with detachable internal plates retaining a leather gas seal, highly figured walnut half-stock with chequered grip, raised cheek-piece, finely engraved blued iron mounts, engraved trigger-plate with pineapple finial, silver escutcheon at wrist engraved with initials, original brass-mounted ramrod retaining much original finish except where noted and complete with its W. Keith Neal collection medallion numbered 'G261'.
Provenance: Previously Sold Christies, 'The W. Keith Neal Collection', 9th November 2000, Lot 77
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