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Silver Mounted Percussion Shotgun c1853

A very fine silver mounted double barrel percussion shot gun with Birmingham silver hall mark date of 1853.
The 12 gauge barrels measure 36 inches and the whole arm measures 52 inches. The Damascus barrel features gold bands at the breech, platinum plugs and a silver bead sight.
About 12 inches from the breech the barrel centre rib is engraved with a foliate banner saying ‘LONDON FINE DAMASCUS TWIST’. Between the banner and the breech there is a silver inlayed hunting scene with a hunter, dog and fowl. There is also silver inlayed decorative arrow around the front sight.
Both locks are engraved ‘J M BROWN’. acanthus foliate and game birds, them hammers are also foliate engraved. Both locks are in good working order.
The rammer tailpipe, trigger guard and butt plate are all sterling silver, Birmingham hallmarks with 1853 date mark.
The stock is made from some sort of fruit wood, possibly cherry. The fore stock and wrist have fine checkering. As expected, the rammer has a worm and appears to be original to the gun.
There is minimal bruising of the wood work but slight loses at the butt plate tang and heel.
Overall an excellent shotgun that was worthy of any Victorian gentleman or Peer.
Sold as a collector item only.
Price includes shipping in Australia, lay buy available.
Stock No. L40

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