The lock bears the royal cypher of Queen Anne; she died in 1714, the same year in which Henry Delany was admitted to the Freedom of the Gunmakers’ Company leading to the conclusion that this extraordinarily rare gun was made in 1714. In 1722, Henry Delany is recorded working in London at Langley Street, off Long Acre. Despite committing various infractions deemed serious by the Gunmakers’ Company, Delany demonstrated great accomplishment, and he remained at Langley Street until 1742. The brass three-stage barrel with flared muzzle and slighted recessed breech section extending into a brass tang. The rounded lock with downturned tail is signed “H/DELANY/7” and has the “AR” crowned cypher beneath the priming pan. The walnut stock has a raised apron around the barrel tang, plain brass furniture, and a wooden ramrod with brass tip.
Very good. The brass barrel and furniture have minor age related storage and handling blemishes. The lock has a light grey patina and clear signature and royal cypher. The re-oiled stock is also very good and has scattered age related storage and handling marks and bruises, a repaired crack above the nose of the lock, and some cracks. Later ramrod. Mechanically excellent.
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