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Scottish Percussion Rifle by Thomson of Aberdeen

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A large bore half stock rifle from Thomas Thomson of Aberdeen Scotland made around 1860 – 1870.
The heavy, .65 calibre, octagonal, Damascus steel barrel measures 25 ½ inches and the whole arm measure 41 ½ inches.
The ladder and front blade sights seem to have been added after the gun was made because the address line is partly obscured. What can be seen in gothic script is ‘ Thomas Thomson ‘ and ‘ Union St Aberdeen ’. The barrel also features a platinum safety plug.
The underside of the barrel is numbered ‘139’ with London proofs and makers mark of ‘T . T’.
The lock is sparsely engraved with a deer running in a field and ‘Thomas Thomson’ in gothic script.
The action is in good working order.
The iron trigger guard and butt plate tang are also so lightly engraved.
The stock with vacant silver echelon, is in good solid condition and showing signs of long and regular use. The wrist checkering is worn and there is a 1 ½ inch sliver of wood missing just forward of the lock.
Overall, a solid heavy Scottish colonial ear rifle.
Sold as a collector item only
Stock No. L48P

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