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Lot 3288: Engraved Bernard Denyer Pinfire Double Rifle

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Very Fine Engraved Bernard Denyer Rotary Underlever Pinfire Double Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Very Fine Engraved Bernard Denyer Rotary Underlever Pinfire Double Rifle

Manufacturer: English
Model: Side By Side
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 27 bore
Barrel: 27 7/8 inch solid rib
Finish: brown/casehardened/blue
Stock: checkered walnut
Item Views: 716
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 160
Class: Antique

Bernard Denyer was active at 131 Holborn Hill in 1851-1875 and was active starting in 1838 elsewhere. The broad matted rib has a bead style blade front sight, a five leaf rear sight (50 yard standing, 100, 200, 300, and 400 yard folding), and "B. DENYER 131 HOLBORN HILL, LONDON" signed on top. The pin holes have burst pattern engraving. The bottom of the barrels have 27 bore markings, London proofs, and the serial number. The watertable also has the serial number and London view marks. The back action locks are signed "B. DENYER/LONDON" on scroll panels and have sliding safeties. The locks, frame, and other components have classic English scroll and border engraving. The forearm and wrist of the stock are checkered. The bound takedown case has a Denyer trade label and two pinfire cartridges. Provenance: Firearms for Freedom Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine with 75% original brown finish, 60% of the lightly fading original case colors, 70% original blue finish showing fading to gray mostly in the grasping section of the trigger guard and the buttplate, and minor overall wear. The wood is also very fine and has some flat spots worn on the forend and otherwise crisp checkering, smooth oiled finish, and minor dings and scratches. The case is poor and has moderate age and storage wear and tears. Mechanically excellent.

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