A 12-BORE 'JOHNSON'S REVERSE TOPLEVER' HAMMERGUN, serial no. 5675,
conversion from percussion, 30in. nitro reproved bold damascus barrels, the rib engraved '2' and 'J. PURDEY. 314 1/2 OXFORD STREET. LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. in both, left wall thickness well below recommended minimum, action with carved percussion fences with button strikers, Thomas Johnson patent 'reverse lever' toplever, rebounding sidelocks, bold acanthus scroll engraving with feathered bordering, the underside with a stylised shell motif, retaining very slight traces of colour-hardening, 14 1/8in. figured stock including engraved steel buttplate, fore-end with Scott 1873 patent 'key' release and ridged steel finial, weight 6lb. 15oz.
Please see Lot 1804A for a recent late entry - the No.1 gun to the pair
The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Sold: 6th August 1859
For: P. Rawson
Description: No 2 of a pair of double-barrelled percussion shotguns
Weight: [Not Recorded]
Stock: [Not Recorded]
Pair sold for £105
Later resold to Sir W. Bagge Bt.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act