Fine Modern & Antique Arms - March 2024 : Sale A0324 Lot 2
A SCARCE .22 PARK RIFLE CO. RECOILLESS TWIN-PISTON DELUXE AIR-RIFLE, serial no. 1073,

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A SCARCE .22 PARK RIFLE CO. RECOILLESS TWIN-PISTON DELUXE AIR-RIFLE, serial no. 1073,
circa 1991, with blued 22 1/2in. floating barrel including factory-fitted sound-moderator, no open sights, bolt action receiver signed 'THE PARK RIFLE CO LTD.' over 'UK PAT. NO. 2181524' and 'USA PAT. NO. 4870945', blued double-air-chamber, rear mounted safety catch, chequered walnut right hand half-stock with rubber recoil pad, partially concealed under-lever, retaining virtually all its original finish and appearing little used

Provenance: The Park Rifle was a short lived design brought out by The Park Rifle Company and built on John Whiscombe's patent of twin pistons firing towards each other eliminating recoil and increasing swept volume. The unique design of the Park Rifle was its use of a bicycle chain concealed within the fore-end running on gears which drew the pistons apart equally. Whilst of brilliant design, its weight, coupled with the resurgence of pre-charged pneumatic guns led to its quick demise. It is believed less than 1500 rifles were produced



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Estimate £300-500