"INGRAM/GLASGOW" marked on the top flat at the breech. Charles "Old Charley" Ingram (1816-1885) established his gunmaking business in Glasgow, Scotland in 1832 (business active until 1945), for which he was well-respected within Scotland and beyond. Apart from his gunmaking, he was also an accomplished marksman and a sergeant in the 1st Lanarkshire Volunteer Rifles. This air rifle is chambered in approximately .43 caliber/11 mm and features an octagon barrel with fine-groove rifling, a stock air reservoir, a 7-shot revolving cylinder with access via a gate that flips open on the left of the breech area, German silver bead front sight and dovetail mounted notch rear sight, flourishes of floral and donut scroll engraving on the breech, frame and lock. It functions through the use of a lock with a hammer that bumps a spring loaded lever/valve in order to open up the airway for firing. Circular brass collection tag marked "R.D. BEEMAN/PRIVATE/COLLECTION/2081" hanging from the guard. Provenance: The Dr. Robert D. Beeman Collection
Very good, retains 60% original brown twist finish with some scattered light pitting on the barrel, 85% period black painted finish on the buttstock with some scattered chips, and crisp engraving. The mainspring of the lock is non-functional, otherwise mechanically untested.
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