Lot 3231: Walter Locke - Rifle
|Walter Locke & Co. English Back Action 8 Bore Double Barrel Hammer Rifle|
|Estimated Price: $6,500 - $11,000|
|Serial #||Manufacturer||Walter Locke||Model||Rifle|
|Type||Rifle||Gauge||8 Bore||Catalog Page||105|
|Barrel||25 Inch Solid Rib||Finish||Blue/casehardened||Grip|
|Description||Dovetailed blade front sight and three leaf (two folding, one fixed) rear sight on the matte solid rib. The rib is marked WALTER LOCKE & CO. CALCUTTA No 2107" ahead of the rear sight. Each lock is marked "WALTER LOCKE & Co". The water table and bottom of the barrels are marked with British proof marks. The serial number is marked on the lower tang. The locks and hammers are lightly engraved. Blue barrels, hammers, trigger guard and under lever, and casehardened remaining parts. Mounted with a wedge secured checkered walnut splinter forearm with ebony forend insert and replacement round knob pistol grip stock with a solid recoil pad, silver initial oval and sling swivel eye. There is also a sling swivel eye mounted on the bottom of the barrels. The rifle comes with 12 round lead bullets (two conical), approximately 20-8 gauge hulls and 5-8 gauge rounds. Length of pull is 14 3/4 inches, drop at comb is 1 7/8 inches, drop at heel is 2 3/4 inches.
|Condition||Very good as refinished. The barrels retain at least 90% plum blue finish. The hammers, break lever and trigger guard retain 99% bright high polish blue finish. The frame and locks have a smooth mottled gray patina. The wood is very good with some small minor pressure dents, sharp checkering on the wrist and some light bruising in the otherwise crisp forearm checkering. The markings are clear. Mechanically excellent.|
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