14 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,125
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
A .577 (2¾IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS DOUBLE-BARRELLED BOXLOCK EJECTOR RIFLE BY GALAND, NO. 17590, WITH INTERCHANGEABLE 12-BORE BARRELS
Treble-grip action body with Greener style cross bolt and clip sides, finely engraved with scenes of hunting dogs in a natural setting, retaining traces of colour hardening, articulated front trigger, automatic safety with gold inlaid "surete" and "arme", replacement straight hand stock with some figure, side flats and drop points, the rifle barrels with file cut rib, engraved with Maker's name, one fixed and three leaf folding open sights, the blacked damascus shotgun barrels with file cut raised game rib again engraved with Maker's name, loops for sling
Weight (.577 barrels) 9lb. (12-bore barrels) 6lb. 12½oz., 15¼in. stock, both sets 23¾in. barrels, chokes approx. ½ and full, 2½in. chambers, .577 barrels black powder proof, the 12-bore barrels nitro proof
In Maker's oak and leather case
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Please note that the .577 is black powder proof.