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Lot 401: A FINE 28-BORE FLINTLOCK SINGLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN WITH SILVER KOFTGARI-WORK BARREL, SIGNED FOTHERBY, no visible serial number,
08 December 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
A FINE 28-BORE FLINTLOCK SINGLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN WITH SILVER KOFTGARI-WORK BARREL, SIGNED FOTHERBY, no visible serial number,
English, for the Indian market circa 1800, with fine round profile 33in. rose-damascus barrel of three stages, the rear with a raised medial ridge, the centre section with flat sighting plane and the front section with a further raised medial ridge, each section deeply inlaid with silver arabesques and floral motifs and separated from each other by silver bands, gold bead fore-sight and band at breech, iron top-tang engraved with borders and trophies, border engraved flat bevel-edged step-tailed lock (traces of colour) signed ''FOTHERBY'', fully engraved hammer with pierced and carved centre scroll, English style walnut half-stock with finely chequered wrist and silver oval escutcheon behind the top-tang, raised tear-drop cheek-piece, engraved iron furniture including long-spurred heel-plate and scrolled pistol-grip trigger-guard tang, pineapple finial, silver clipped corner rectangular barrel-key escutcheons, silver fore-end cap and probable original ramrod