Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2431: E.M. Reilly Double Barrel Rotary Underlever Hammer Shotgun

Auction Date: October 7, 2021

Fine Engraved E.M. Reilly 12 Bore Double Barrel Rotary Underlever Hammer Shotgun

Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Fine Engraved E.M. Reilly 12 Bore Double Barrel Rotary Underlever Hammer Shotgun

Manufacturer: Reilly & Co Edward M
Model: Side by Side
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 30 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/casehardened/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 299
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OC - FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish, sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

This early center fire hammergun was manufactured c. 1869. With browned Damascus barrels with concave rib signed “E.M. REILLY & CO. NEW OXFORD STREET.LONDON.” and engraved with a spray of scrollwork at the breech end. Casehardened action with serpentine fences and underlever with looped finial, and casehardened non-rebounding bar sidelocks each signed “E.M. REILLY & CO.” and with hare’s ear hammer. With fine classic English border and scroll engraving throughout. Figured walnut stock with checkered grip and forearm and checkered dark horn buttplate. London black powder proof marks. 14 1/2" LOP. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

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