A highly unusual, approximately 16 Bore Percussion rifle with Parkers inverted lock fitted with half stock, marked to the barrel, W Parker, gunmaker to his Majesty, Holborn London and with W Parker to the lock. The underside of the butt, behind the tang stamped J Squires and number 40. The rifle is crisp with some finish to the hexagonal barrel under which the pattern can be seen, traces of case hardening colour to the lock and crisp and some remaining blue finish to the trigger guard and the butt plate. The fore-end finial, side-nail plates and a shield beneath the nipple inset into the stock are of silver.
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George Yannaghas, the Principal of Arian Trading, has been collecting and dealing in Fine Arms both Antiques, Classic Collectors long arms and pistols, game guns and their accessories for over half a century. Arian Trading continues to operate in the field of Fine Antiques Arms and Armour, Classic Pistols and Revolvers, Vintage and Collectors Rifles and Game Guns. We try to find items that collectors treasure which are of a high standard of quality, rarity and desirability, something which is becoming increasingly hard as good supplies come less to the market. We are always interested in obtaining as well as selling fine things. We can be contacted by email: email@example.com or telephone 01844 278139 to discuss any transaction or interest.