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A Fine 19th Cent. Double Barrel Breech Loading, 10 Bore Hammer Shot Gun.

Stock Number: 50149


A beautifull 19th Century, Double Barrelled Hammer Shotgun, of 10 Bore ..No licence required, as it is of an obsolete calibre


C 1875


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UK and Ireland

Category: Firearms


A fine example of an 10 bore double barrel shot gun, with 2-5/8 chambers, which takes a 10 bore cartridge. It has 30″ fine, single twist barrels, and a similar top rib, which is stamped “R Rees”. These are in a beautifull smooth and attractive condition. Both smooth bores are vg, and in an unpitted, bright condition. Both locks are engraved, as are the 2 hammers, which are activated by 2 triggers, enclosed with a trigger guard. There is a walnut shoulder stock, with fine chequering to the wrist, and a removable, chequerd part forestock. Both in vg condition, with minor dings of use, and to a great patina of age,
The standard lever adjacent to the trigger guard, is used to “break open” the breech, for loading the 2 cartridges.
The removable barrels are clearly stamped beneath with “11” and Birmingham black powder proof marks.
The action of the hammers are strong to 1/2 and full cock.
Many of this type of shot gun were made by Birmingham gunsmiths, and then sold by retailers, such as in this case.
An opportunity to acquire a fine shotgun in an Obsolete caliber.
C 1875

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GB Millais Antiques

I have dealt in Antique Arms and Armour for about 35 years, and my interest began as a school boy during the 2nd WW.
After leaving my home town of Leicester, I went to University, and qualified as a Dental Surgeon at Guys Hospital in 1961 .
My main interests are British and North American Arms of the 18th, 19th,and early 20th Century, plus a few Continental items.
It was 14 years ago that I retired from Dentistry. However, I have continued running my Antiques business, initially while still in practice, and now make most of my sales online, but still exhibit at a number of specialized Antique Arms and Militaria Fairs eg .. Bisley, Bristol, and also at the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, Sussex.
I also deal in Period Scientific Instruments, mainly of a military association, and have a full listing on www.fleaglass.com.

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