A PAIR OF 22-BORE FLINTLOCK CONTINENTAL SINGLE-BARRELLED SPORTING-GUNS, UNSIGNED, no visible serial number,
probably German circa 1760, with octagonal to round Spanish form 30 1/2in. ribless barrels (strong traces of probable original blue), small blade fore-sights on silver starburst grounds, plain top-tangs numbered '5' & '6' respectively, brushed bright plain radiused locks with bevelled bars and pointed tails, plain swan-necked cocks and bridleless frizzens, walnut half-stocks (possibly reduced from full) with carved borderlines to the brass mounts, simplistic carved scrolls and raised angular cheek-pieces, single carved brass barrel-band, moulded horn fore-end tip, button and stirrup swivels and single brass ramrod pipe (one ramrod absent)
Provenance: Previously sold Christies, London, Lot 187, 20.11.96
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