J. WOODWARD & SONS
A 16-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 4170,
for 1886, 29 1/8in. nitro reproved bold damascus barrel (in 1973) engraved 'J. WOODWARD & SONS. 64 ST. JAMES'S STREET - LONDON.', 2 1/2in. chamber, bored approx. true cyl. choke, bore dimension marginal, some pits, Jones patent rotary underlever, carved percussion fence, rebounding back-action lock, fine border and acanthus scroll engraving, brushed bright and reblued finish overall, 14 3/8in. well-figured stock including 2 1/8in. wooden extension, Hackett patent snap fore-end with horn finial, weight 4lb. 15oz., in its leather case with handwritten 'Charges' label
Provenance: For Captain William James Steward of the Royal Monmouth Regiment. He was a JP in Monmouthshire.
The makers have kindly provided us with the following information:
Completed: 15th December 1886
For: Captain W.J. Steward
Description: A single-barrelled hammer gun
Choke: [Not Recorded]
Stock: 13 7/8in.
Back action rebounding lock
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act