London, King Street-South Kensington Offsite sale
18 July 2002
A FINE 100-BORE 'FLINTLOCK' SPORTING AIR RIFLE
By John 2 Harrison, London, circa 1775
With swamped two-stage sighted barrel cut with eight grooves and with silver spider fore-sight, engraved grooved tang, signed flat bevelled lock with stepped tail, large roller, and unusual circular pressure regulator in front of the cock, figured walnut half-stock, chequered grip and fore-end, engraved brass mounts, brass trigger-plate with bird finial, horn fore-end cap, spherical copper reservoir, and iron ramrod (iron parts with scattered light pitting), together with a contemporary brass pump with wooden handles and iron foot-plate
35½in. (90.2cm.) barrel (2)
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