A 12-BORE DOUBLE-BARRELLED PERCUSSION SPORTING GUN BY C. SMITH, CIRCA 1840, no visible serial number,
with 30in. rebrowned barrels the breeches with vented platinum plugs, foliate scroll engraved fixed breech, border and foliate scroll engraved bar-action locks, the makers name 'C. SMITH' engraved in a banner and surrounded by foliate scroll decoration, the hammers engraved en-suite, figured walnut stock, with chequered wrist and fore-end, and fitted with foliate engraved and decorated iron mounts, complete with brass mounted wooden ramrod
Provenance: The maker was probably Charles James Smith with retail premises at King William St. London and a manufactory at 27 and 28 Whittall St. Birmingham
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