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    Sale 5427

    Antique Arms & Armour

    17 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 185

    A 22-BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE BY OWEN POWELL

    CIRCA 1850

    Price Realised  

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    A 22-BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE BY OWEN POWELL
    CIRCA 1850
    With rebrowned twist octagonal sighted barrel rifled for belted ball, back-sight incorporating two folding leaves sighted to 150 yards, engraved case-hardened breech, platinum plug and line, engraved breech tang, signed engraved bolted lock, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip and fore-end, the butt with hinged circular trap-cover engraved with a stag, engraved steel mounts, horn fore-end cap, and original ramrod, Birimingham proof marks (the lock and mounts with patches of light pitting, the hammer retaining screw replaced, the hammer repaired)
    30in (76.1cm) barrel


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    Should read:

    A 22-BORE PERCUSSION SPORTING RIFLE BY OWEN POWELL
    CIRCA 1850

    With rebrowned twist octagonal sighted barrel rifled for belted ball, back-sight incorporating two folding leaves sighted to 150 yards, engraved case-hardened breech, platinum plug and line, engraved breech tang, signed engraved bolted lock, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip and fore-end, the butt with hinged circular trap-cover engraved with a stag, engraved steel mounts, horn fore-end cap, and original ramrod, Birimingham proof marks (the lock and mounts with patches of light pitting, the hammer retaining screw replaced, the hammer repaired)

    30in (76.1cm) barrel

    450-600