A 12-BORE PINFIRE 1860 PATENT 'LOCKFAST' SLIDE-AND-TILT DOUBLE-BARRELLED SIDELEVER HAMMERGUN BY J.D. DOUGALL, serial no. 2316,
circa 1865, with 30in. browned damascus barrels, the top-rib signed 'J.D. DOUGALL, 59 ST. JAMES'S ST. LONDON.' (refreshed), Dougall 'lockfast' patent action, patent no. 1128 of 7th May 1860, with rearward facing push-down large 'D'-ring sidelever with side retaining catch, carved fences, action face with protruding shallow drum inserting into the breech on closure, non-rebounding back-action locks with finely engraved hammers (one a working replacement, one with small crack forming), best border and fine scroll engraving, the action flats with 'PATENT LOCKFAST', the underside marked 'J.D. DOUGALL'S PATENT LOCKFAST', chequered walnut straight-hand stock with iron buttplate and chequered walnut splinter fore-end with crosspin release (small losses to edges)
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Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament