Lot #3546
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Lot 3547: D. Leonard & Son 12 Bore Rotary Underlever Hammer Double Rifle

Antique D. Leonard & Son 12 Bore Rotary Underlever Double Barrel Hammer Rifle

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3547: D. Leonard & Son 12 Bore Rotary Underlever Hammer Double Rifle

Antique D. Leonard & Son 12 Bore Rotary Underlever Double Barrel Hammer Rifle

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000
Price Realized:

Antique D. Leonard & Son 12 Bore Rotary Underlever Double Barrel Hammer Rifle

Manufacturer: English
Model: Double Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 12 Bore
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: case/brown/blue
Grip:
Stock: checkered walnut
Item Views: 548
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 284
Class: Antique
Description:

With browned Damascus steel barrels with fine matted rib with engraved doll’s head extension, rear sight of two folding leaves calibrated to 100 and 150 yards and each with platinum inlaid center line, and bead front sight insert. Casehardened Jones Patent rotary underlever action with sculpted fences and back action rebounding locks each signed "D LEONARD & SON". The underlever, trigger plate and guard, and grip cap also have a casehardened finish. The breech ends of the barrels, the action, locks and furniture engraved with small scroll borders with floral engraved screwheads. The barrels and action are struck with Birmingham black powder proof marks. Figured walnut pistol grip stock with rubber recoil pad, checkered grip and forearm, the last with lever latch. The underside of the butt with silver oval initial escutcheon engraved "TJM" and sling stud, the corresponding sling stud mounted beneath the barrels. Provenance: The Malcolm King Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine as refurbished with 95% of the brown finish remaining on the barrels with some pitting visible under the forend and a small dovetailed filler on the rib. The action, locks, and underlever retain 90% of the bright casehardened finish with clear engraving. The forend shoe and lever shows some visible pitting. The wood is very fine with only minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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