Lot #3545
Lot #3547

Lot 3546: Thomas Horsley 12 Bore Double Barrel Hammer Rifle

Rare Engraved Thomas Horsley & Son 12 Bore Double Barrel Rotary Underlever Big Game Hammer Rifle

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3546: Thomas Horsley 12 Bore Double Barrel Hammer Rifle

Rare Engraved Thomas Horsley & Son 12 Bore Double Barrel Rotary Underlever Big Game Hammer Rifle

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized:

Rare Engraved Thomas Horsley & Son 12 Bore Double Barrel Rotary Underlever Big Game Hammer Rifle

Manufacturer: English
Model: Double Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 12 Bore
Barrel: 26 inch
Finish: blued/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 442
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 284
Class: Antique
Description:

Dating to circa 1880. Blued Damascus steel rifled barrels with solid smooth rib signed 'THOMAS HORSLEY & SON. YORK." with bead front sight and unmarked four leaf notched rear sight. Border engraved casehardened Jones patent rotary underlever action with non-rebounding back action locks signed "THOMAS HORSLEY & SONS", engraved hammers, each with safety catch, and trigger guard with pistol grip finger rest. Well figured walnut straight hand stock with engraved forearm furniture, sling eyelets, silver oval escutcheon, and border engraved steel buttplate. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

Rating Definition:

Barrels retaining 75% older re-blued finish, faint Damascus twist pattern visible in rubbed areas, loss to finish through handling in period. Signature very slightly softened. Light pitting in bores. Action and locks retaining slight traces of original casehardened finish in sheltered areas. Well figured stock, reoiled with some storage and handling marks throughout. Mechanically excellent.



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