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*CHARLES LANCASTER HAMMER DANGEROUS GAME DOUBLE RIFLE. SN 13267. (ca 1911) Cal. .470 NE. 26″ Chopper lump bbls with matted, full length rib, swamped toward muzzles to form ramp for silver bead front sight, are mounted with one standing, two folding leaf express rear sight, marked for 100, 200, and 300 yards. “Charles Lancaster” is engraved on tops of bbls, and “FOR CORDITE .470 3-1/4″ CASE”. Bbl flats are stamped with Birmingham nitro proofs for 75 grains of cordite, and 500 grain bullet. “60556” is stamped on loop. A large sling eye is affixed to bottom rib. Round bodied, top lever, case hardened action features Greener crossbolt third fastener, and is mounted with back-action rebounding locks, fitted with round bodied serpentine hammers. (Action can be opened when right lock is cocked.) Action is engraved with about 50% coverage medium scroll, and foliate borders. No makers name is present. Scroll engraved trigger guard has SN on tang, which extends to engraved steel domed grip cap. Dense, well figured European walnut capped pistol grip buttstock measures 14-1/4″ over an old Silver pad. Flat top point pattern checkering is at grip, with a sling eye and vacant silver oval on toe line. Matching splinter forend has nicely shaped steel tip and Deeley release. Drop at heel: approx 2-1/4″, drop at comb: approx 1-3/4″. Weight: 10 lbs. 10 oz. LOP: 14-1/4″. CONDITION: Fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain 80 – 90% of an old re-blue, over a number of pits, that did not file out. There is a long scratch at rear of left bbl. Action and lockplates retain a considerable amount of their orig case hardening color, considerably flaked to pewter gray/ brown. Stocks retain nearly all of an old refinish, with some fairly heavy marks on left butt, and some lighter ones on right. Checkering is slightly worn, and has been re-cut. A 1/4″ x 2″ piece of wood is missing from left rear of forend. Bores are very fine, very lightly frosted, strong rifling throughout. Action is tight. Bbls are on face. Locks are crisp. This should make a great working rifle. Many hunters appreciate hammer rifles for the absolute silence with which they can be operated. 4-49216 MGM227 (10,000-15,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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