AN 8-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN BY J. BLANCH & SON, serial no. '671',
serial number on barrel only, circa 1890, 39 7/16in. nitro reproved twist barrel with hexagonal breech end, the top flat engraved 'J. BLANCH & SON. 29 GRACECHURCH STREET. LONDON.' and with a small 'EBL' in a shield with a number 5 (possibly denoting an Eley collection or test gun), Jones patent rotary underlever, rebounding back-action lock, border engraving, the lockplate signed 'J. BLANCH & SON', brushed bright and reblued finish overall, 14 1/2in. semi-pistolgrip stock with inventory stamp 93 / 1266, fore-end with Deeley & Edge patent release and horn finial, weight 11lb.
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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