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Lot 239: Engraved Samuel & Charles Smith, London Percussion Double Rifle

Auction Date: June 22, 2022

Rare Factory Engraved Samuel & Charles Smith, London Double Barrel Percussion Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,500

Rare Factory Engraved Samuel & Charles Smith, London Double Barrel Percussion Rifle

Manufacturer: English
Model: Double Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 24 1/4 inch hexadecagon
Finish: brown/casehardened/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 352
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OB - EXCELLENT- all original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal; unmarred wood.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Samuel & Charles Smith, sons of William Smith, ranked amongst the finest of London’s mid-19th century gunmakers. Samuel had patented an “Imperial” cap in 1830 and the form of the hammers indicates this rifle was built for use with these proprietary caps. The locks have an unusual triple bent tumbler and barrel rib signed “SAML. & C. SMITH. PRINCES ST.T, LEICESTER SQRE. LONDON”. Rounded bar locks signed “SAML. & C. SMITH/PRINCES ST. LONDON” and with sliding safety catch locking the hammer, The trigger guard also engraved with a charging bull elephant. With brass mounted ramrod with worm. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

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