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Auction: Antique Arms, Armour and Collectors Firearms
was auctioned on: 30 April 2013
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A PAIR OF 16-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED PERCUSSION SPORTING GUNS ...

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Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000
ca. US$2,296 - US$3,062
Price realised:  £5,250
ca. US$8,038
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A PAIR OF 16-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED PERCUSSION SPORTING GUNS
BY CHARLES LANCASTER, 151 NEW BOND ST., LONDON, SERIAL NOS. 1249 & 1301, CIRCA 1850
A PAIR OF 16-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED PERCUSSION SPORTING GUNS BY CHARLES LANCASTER, 151 NEW BOND ST., LONDON, SERIAL NOS. 1249 & 1301, CIRCA 1850 With browned twist sighted barrels each signed in full on the rib, engraved patent breeches each inlaid with a short platinum line, set with a pierced platinum-plug and retaining some original faded case-hardened finish, foliate and scroll engraved tangs, locks engraved en suite, signed 'C. LANCASTER LONDON' and decorated with a differing vignette involving game birds, well figured walnut half-stocks each with chequered grip, chequered fore-end and no provision for a ramrod, silver escutcheons, engraved iron mounts including blued trigger-guards each decorated with pointer on the bow, and blued butt-plates each with hound and pheasant tang, London proof marks and barrelsmiths mark 'CL' for Charles Lancaster 30 5/8in. (77.8cm.) barrels (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Antique Arms, Armour and Collectors Firearms
Date of the auction: 30 Apr 2013
Address: Christie's
30 April 2013, London, South Kensington