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8 BORE CHARLES WILLIAM LANCASTER PATENT HAMMER GUN. SN 1033. Cal. 8 ga. 3-1/2″ Chambers. 34″ Fine Damascus bbls with striking pattern, are engraved “CHAs. Wm. LANCASTER’S PATENT CENTRAL FIRE. LONDON. Laminated Steel. No. 1033”. Bottoms of bbls are stamped with Birmingham black powder proofs for 9 bore, and with no. “13880”. Robust Jones underlever case hardened action is mounted with non-rebounding bar locks, which have tall, heavily chamfered serpentine hammers. Metal parts are engraved with 60% coverage well cut shaded open scroll. “Chas W. Lancaster’s Patent” is on each lockplate. SN “1033” is at grip. Finely marbled European walnut straight grip buttstock measures 13-15/16″ over coarsely checkered horn buttplate. Flat top point pattern checkering with mullered borders is at grip, and a vacant silver oval is on toe line. Matching splinter forend attaches to bbl with captive side nail, through engraved oval steel escutcheons. Bore diameter: left-.820, right -.821. Bore restrictions: left -.000 (Cyl), right -.000 (Cyl). Wall thickness: left -.040, right -.040. Drop at heel: 2-7/8″, drop at comb: 1-3/4″. Weight: 11 lbs. 8 oz. LOP: 13-15/16″. CONDITION: Very fine, as partially refinished. Bbls retain essentially all of an exceptionally fine re-brown, giving excellent definition to pattern. Engraving is still sharp. Other metal parts retain most of their orig case hardening color, which is quite vivid where protected, pleasingly silvered at normal points of wear. Buttstock retains nearly all of a later rubbed oil finish over some cracks and inlet patches (original) on butt. Checkering is lightly worn, has not been re-cut. Bores are very fine, bright and shiny throughout, slightly frosted. Action is tight. Locks are crisp. A high quality, solid, good looking, Birmingham made gun. 4-48709 MGM158 (7,500-12,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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