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    Sale 7449

    Exceptional and Fine Sporting Guns and Rifles

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 18

    A RARE AND UNUSUAL 12-BORE (CONVERTED FROM 14-BORE) BAR-IN-WOOD TOP LEVER HAMMER EJECTOR GUN BY THOMAS HORSLEY & SON, NO. 3219

    Price Realised  

    A RARE AND UNUSUAL 12-BORE (CONVERTED FROM 14-BORE) BAR-IN-WOOD TOP LEVER HAMMER EJECTOR GUN BY THOMAS HORSLEY & SON, NO. 3219
    Border line engraved lockplates with brushed bright finish, percussion style fences, hammers and furniture reblued, the figured stock with metal butt plate, the forend with lever catch, fine damascus barrels rebrowned, game rib with Maker's details
    Weight 6lb. 13oz., 14in. stock, 30 1/8in. barrels, cylinder to both chokes, 2½in. chambers, nitro reproof
    In a leather case


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    The Makers have confirmed that the gun was completed in 1890 as an ejector gun and it was the fourth last hammer gun by Horsley.

    Special Notice

    Sporting Guns. Unless otherwise stated, this gun is a double-barrelled hammerless shotgun. Every gun (blue label), with specific exceptions (yellow label), requires a Shot Gun Certificate.
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