17 July 2002
A FINE 8-BORE (3¼IN) HAMMER WILDFOWLING-GUN BY THOMAS JOHNSON (SWAFFHAM, NORFOLK), NO. 2038
The rebounding backlocks with dolphin hammers, percussion fences, Jones patent rotary-underlever, best foliate-scroll engraving with much hardening-colour, boldly-figured stock with recoil-pad, the browned bold damascus barrels with game-rib
Weight 13lb. 1oz., 14 1/8in. pull, 33¾in. barrels, both approx. cyl., 3¼in. chambers, Black Powder proof
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The gun is of very fine quality and it appears to have been little used
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