• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 72

    A 13-BORE COMPOSITE FLINTLOCK WILDFOWLING-GUN; AND ANOTHER, COMPOSITE

    THE FIRST PARTLY CIRCA 1780; THE SECOND PARTLY LATE 17TH CENTURY

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    A 13-BORE COMPOSITE FLINTLOCK WILDFOWLING-GUN; AND ANOTHER, COMPOSITE
    THE FIRST PARTLY CIRCA 1780; THE SECOND PARTLY LATE 17TH CENTURY
    The first with long two-stage barrel with 'Spider' fore-sight, border-engraved breech tang, the lock signed 'Chance & Homer' and fitted with roller, full stock with take-down fore-end, engraved brass mounts, and ramrod, private proof marks; the second with three-stage barrel with silver grotesque mask sight, rounded lock signed 'Bjmn. Brooke', full stock, moulded brass mounts, plain iron side-plate, grotesque escutcheon, and ramrod, London proof marks
    52in (132.2cm) and 54 7/8in (139.4cm) barrels (2)


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