December 2022 Sealed Bid Auction : Sale S1222 Lot 2033A
J. BEATTIE & SON A 10-BORE (2 5/8IN.) HARVEY 1866 PATENT ROTARY-UNDERLEVER DOUBLE-BARRELLED HAMMERGUN, serial no. 3983,

Product Details

J. BEATTIE & SON A 10-BORE (2 5/8IN.) HARVEY 1866 PATENT ROTARY-UNDERLEVER DOUBLE-BARRELLED HAMMERGUN, serial no. 3983, circa 1876, 30in. damascus barrels, the rib engraved 'JAMES BEATTIE & SON. 205. REGENT STREET. LONDON.', Jones patent rotary-underlever, carved serpentine fences, action incorporating Charles Harvey patent retractable strikers, patent no. 1793 of 7th July 1866, the non-rebounding sidelocks with flat-section hammers and linked strikers, (right lock not cocking), bold border and acanthus scroll engraving with game scenes of hound and fowl, 14in. well-figured stock including steel buttplate, fore-end with grip-catch release lever (woodwork with loss, section missing corresponding to barrel loop), weight 7lb. 13oz.



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Estimate £550-700

Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament