A GOOD CASED 16-BORE PINFIRE DOUBLE-BARRELLED SPORTING GUN SIGNED MASU FRERES, LIEGE, serial no. 1985,
circa 1870, with 28in. barrels, the top-rib signed 'MASU FRERES A LIEGE' (faint), bead fore-sight, rounded border and scroll engraved action with engraved top-tang, border and scroll engraved back-action locks with scenes of gamebirds in rural settings, engraved slab-sided hammers (both with small cracks forming), chequered walnut butt-stock with iron furniture, long forwards-facing swing-lever opening with up-turned tip fitting to a moulded depression in the chequered walnut splinter fore-end, traces of finish and colour remaining and complete with an English marked oak storage case lined and compartmented in green baize, Masu Brothers London label inside lid and together with a set of fine boxwood loading accessories, a Masu labelled mahogany loading block, brass sizer and chamber brush, primer and pin-tins with contents and an oil bottle
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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