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Lot 907: W.R. PAPE AN 8-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 3002,

Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2016

by Holt's Auctioneers

08 December 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • W.R. PAPE AN 8-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 3002,
  • W.R. PAPE AN 8-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 3002,
  • W.R. PAPE AN 8-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 3002,
  • W.R. PAPE AN 8-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 3002,
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Description: W.R. PAPE
AN 8-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 3002,
44 3/4in. black powder only twist barrel with starburst detail at the breech end, Jones patent rotary-underlever, carved percussion fence, non-rebounding back-action lock, fine border and acanthus scroll engraving, 14 1/4in. stock including steel buttplate, fore-end with ornate chequering borders and sculpted horn finial, weight 11lb. 15oz.


Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was made for Albert de Lande Long in 1877

Albert de Lande Long (1844 - 1917) was one of the founder members of Dorman Long iron and steel manufacturers, one of Teeside''s most successful steel companies - probably best known for the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1924

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