W. R. LEESON
A .450 (3 1/4IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS ROTARY-UNDERLEVER DOUBLE-BARRELLED HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 712 / 1268,
28in. black powder only damascus barrels, broad file cut rib with open sights and folding leaf sight, marked 150 and 250 and with white metal inlaid sight lines, bead fore-sight, the tubes engraved 'W. R. LEESON. ASHFORD. KENT', Henry patent rifling, Jones patent rotary-underlever, treble-grip action with carved percussion fences, manual tang safety with gold-inlaid 'SAFE' detail, rebounding back-action locks, triggerguard tang, barrel flats and fore-end iron numbered 712, barrel under rib and fore-end release catch numbered 1268, very fine acanthus scroll engraving with ornate scrolling decorative bordering, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14 3/8in well-figured pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, sling eyes, engraved steel pistolgrip-cap and buttplate, fore-end with grip-catch release, light damage to wood, weight 8lb. 15oz.
Exhibited: Manuel Lopo de Carvalho Collection
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Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament