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Lot 625: REILLY, LONDON A CASED 60-BORE PRE-CHARGED MUZZLE-LOADING PNEUMATIC AIR-CANE WITH A 100-BORE RIFLED INSERT, no visible serial number...
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
A CASED 60-BORE PRE-CHARGED MUZZLE-LOADING PNEUMATIC AIR-CANE WITH A 100-BORE RIFLED INSERT, no visible serial number,
circa 1880, with 21 1/4in. tapering barrel-section including brass nose cap with captive ramrod, detachable brass rifled insert, bead fore-sight, notch rear-sight, apertures at rear for cocking key and trigger-button, plain air reservoir, the valve face signed ''REILLY, LONDON'', horn walking stick handle, assembled length 39in, the whole retaining the majority of its original black enamelled finish, together with its maker''s wood storage case, compartmented and lined in red velvet and containing the pump and foot-plate, cocking key, butterfly turnscrew set and wad-punch (case distressed with losses, lid detached but present