Lot 1810: J. WOODWARD & SONS A 12-BORE ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 3191,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
J. WOODWARD & SONS
A 12-BORE ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 3191,
29in. black powder only bold damascus barrels, rib engraved ''JAMES WOODWARD AND SONS. 64 ST. JAMES''S STREET. LONDON.'', and ''1'', 2 1/2in. chambers, bored approx. true cyl. in both, Jones patent rotary-underlever, carved percussion fences, rebounding back-action locks with high-spurred hammers, best fine acanthus scroll engraving, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14 3/8in. highly-figured stock including horn buttplate, fore-end with sculpted iron finial, weight 6lb. 15oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed the gun would have been completed circa 1874 - though no specific details are recorded