Lot 907: W.R. PAPE AN 8-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 3002,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
AN 8-BORE SINGLE-BARRELLED ROTARY-UNDERLEVER HAMMERGUN, serial no. 3002,
44 3/4in. black powder only twist barrel with starburst detail at the breech end, Jones patent rotary-underlever, carved percussion fence, non-rebounding back-action lock, fine border and acanthus scroll engraving, 14 1/4in. stock including steel buttplate, fore-end with ornate chequering borders and sculpted horn finial, weight 11lb. 15oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the gun was made for Albert de Lande Long in 1877
Albert de Lande Long (1844 - 1917) was one of the founder members of Dorman Long iron and steel manufacturers, one of Teeside''s most successful steel companies - probably best known for the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in 1924