W. R. PAPE
A 12-BORE 1866 PATENT ROTATING SINGLE-BOLT SNAP-ACTION THUMBLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial NO. 6047,
circa 1889, 29in. black powder only reproved fine damascus barrels (in 1985), the rib engraved 'W.R. PAPE, NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE. WINNER OF THE LONDON GUN TRIALS IN 1858, 1859, 1860 & 1875', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. imp. cyl. and full choke, action incorporating Pape patent thumblever, patent no. 1501 of 29th May 1866, carved percussion fences, fine acanthus scroll engraving, the triggerguard with the Pape trademark, the underside engraved 'W.R. Pape PATENT', brushed bright and reblued finish overall, 14 1/2in. slender gripped figured stock with steel heel and toe plates, ornate bordering to the chequering (refreshed) at hand and on fore-end, the fore-end with Deeley & Edge patent release and horn finial, weight 6lb. 5oz.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act