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Lot 504: H. W. MORTIMER, LONDON A GOOD CASED 15-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING-GUN, no visible serial number,

Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2016

by Holt's Auctioneers

08 December 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • H. W. MORTIMER, LONDON A GOOD CASED 15-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING-GUN, no visible serial number,
  • H. W. MORTIMER, LONDON A GOOD CASED 15-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING-GUN, no visible serial number,
  • H. W. MORTIMER, LONDON A GOOD CASED 15-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING-GUN, no visible serial number,
  • H. W. MORTIMER, LONDON A GOOD CASED 15-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING-GUN, no visible serial number,
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Description: H. W. MORTIMER, LONDON
A GOOD CASED 15-BORE PERCUSSION DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING-GUN, no visible serial number,
circa 1835, with expertly re-browned 32in. twist iron barrels, the top-rib signed ''H. W. MORTIMER, LONDON'' with engraving to rib at breech end together with twin platinum lines, carved fences forward of the nipples, fully borderline and scroll engraved top-tang, border and scroll engraved bar-action locks signed ''H. W. MORTIMER, slab-sided en-suite hammers, walnut half-stock chequered at the wrist, clipped corner rectangular silver vacant escutcheon behind the top-tang, iron heel-plate with engraved top-spur, engraved lower tang and trigger-guard bow, pineapple finial and under-barrel ram-rod; TOGETHER WITH a walnut storage case almost certainly original to this gun, the interior compartmented and lined in green baize (some restoration) and complete with a full complement of accessories including a powder and shot flask, two turn-screws and a nipple key, adjustable measure, patch pot, nipple pot and a later three piece cleaning rod

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