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    Sale 7449

    Exceptional and Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 26

    A .577 (2¾IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS DOUBLE-BARRELLED BOXLOCK EJECTOR RIFLE BY GALAND, NO. 17590, WITH INTERCHANGEABLE 12-BORE BARRELS

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    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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    Please note that the .577 is black powder proof.