London, King Street-South Kensington Offsite sale
18 July 2002
A 15-BORE FLINTLOCK SPORTING GUN
By George Ward, Helmsley, circa 1770
With rebrowned two-stage barrel signed at the breech, chiselled girdle, and silver satyr mask fore-sight, gold-lined touch-hole, signed flat bevelled lock retained by screws on the lock side and with safety-catch in front of the cock and internal steel-spring, figured walnut half-stock inlaid with silver wire scrolls opposite the lock and carved with a shell in relief behind the barrel tang, engraved iron mounts including trigger-guard with chiselled foliate finial, iron ramrod-pipes, later horn fore-end tip, and horn-tipped ramrod
40¼in. (102.2cm.) barrel
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