OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.
PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED
WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN
Manufactured c. 1865. With shortened browned Damascus barrels with concave rib signed “WILLIAMS & POWELL. PATENTEES. 25 SOUTH CASTLE ST. LIVERPOOL” and engraved with sunbursts around the pin apertures. Action with serpentine fences and bar sidelocks each signed “WILLIAMS & POWELL”. With fine classic English border and scroll engraving throughout, action and locks with traces of original faded casehardened finish, the locks each engraved with a panel scene involving game birds in flight. Blued trigger guard engraved with two pointers. Well-figured walnut stock with checkered grip and forearm. London black powder proof and black powder reproof marks. In oak lined brass cornered leather case, the lid with large Williams & Powell printed trade label, the exterior of the lid with circular brass plaque engraved “G.T.R. PRESTON/LANCASTER”. 14 1/6" LOP. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection
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