Superb example of Daw’s patent centre fire gun made in 1866 under lever snap action. Original crisp engraving throughout, 28 inch finest Damascus twist nitro-proofed barrels: 27 thou av. wall thickness, highly figured walnut stock LOP 14 ¾ inches, weight 6lbs 12oz. One of my favourite makers hammer guns, fabulous to shoot and in its original case, a very important historical gun.£8,750
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All our fine game guns have undergone an extensive programme of restoration. All barrels have been Re-London Nitro Proofed to 2 3/4" chambers. They naturally have a practical and sensible wall thickness, fine walnut stocks and forends, have a minimum LOP of 14 1/2" and have all undergone a refurbishment of their traditional oil finish and have been skillfully re-checkered. Gun specification measurements are approximate and are for guidance only.
These very special guns are the result of a long standing ambition to create a Homage to the finest Victorian Hammer Guns. Over the years I have rescued exceptional donor guns and with the help and skill of my team of the best traditional gunsmiths remade them to the very highest standard.I believe these guns are unique and the very best available.
A very late special order Purdey live pigeon gun made in 1909 for Prince de Chimary to be used at the Grand Prix du Monaco. Classic crisp Purdey engraving throughout, bolstered action, hidden third bite and side clips. 30 inch steel barrels, full and ¾ choke, raised wide stipple rib, 2 ¾ chambered nitro-proof, 30 thou av. wall thickness, full capped pistol gripped stock, LOP 15 ¼ inch, weight 7lb 14oz, Purdey at its best.£24,750
A rare true scale .410 made by Pape of Newcastle. SOLDPrice on request
J. Parkinson of Dublin : a very good classic back action game gun. Full capped pistol grip and patented fore end in pristine condition. 30 inch fine twist Damascus barrels, ¼ inch choked, wall thickness 32 thou on average. Well figured walnut stock, LOP 14 ¾ inches with original engraved butt plate. Weight 6lb 14 oz.£4,975
A very traditional beautifully made Provincal Hammer gun of the Highest quality by Ponting of Malmesbury Wiltshire probably made as a special order to the local nobility. Malmesbury is surrounded by fine country house estates famous for Partridge shooting. Fine bar sidelock action with crisp fine engraving through out .30 inch fine detailed twist Damascus barrels min average 35 thou wall thickness choked ¼ & ¼ . Classic highly figured Walnut stock with engraved pistol cap and toe and Heal clips LOP 15 inch with matching long beavertail style forend the gun is well balanced and weighs 7lbs 6 ounces. See our note on Project guns£12,575
Classic side lock Charles Boswell late hammer gun: top lever third bite, full detailed engraving throughout, 30 inch steel barrels, tightly choked, raised rib, highly figured French walnut stock, LOP 15 inches. Weight 7lb 3 oz.£3,975
An early high quality under lever 10 bore, classic dolphin hammers and scroll engraving throughout. 28 inch beautiful twist Damascus barrels, nitro proofed, 3 inch chambers. True scale highly figured walnut stock with toe and heel clips, LOP 14 ¾ inches. Weight 7 ½ lbs. A high quality very original 10 bore.£4,475
A very pretty understated round body back action hammer gun. Crisp classic scroll engraving. 30 inch fine twist Damascus barrels. 28 thou average wall thickness, quite open choked. Weight 6lb 10 oz. Nicely figured walnut stock. LOP 14 ¾ inches. Well balanced fast game gun. You would think it a Purdey.£3,975
A very rare survivor, early centre fire boss under lever hammer gun: Dolphin hammers, classic Boss scroll engraving throughout. 30 inch star twist Damascus barrels, nitro proof. Nicely figured walnut stock. LOP 14 ¾ inches. Weight 6lbs 14oz. It’s a Boss and very much a shooter.£7,995
Very pretty provincial hammer gun from this quality Bristol maker. 30 inch steel barrel, chokes ¾ - ¾ . 35 thou average wall thickness. Outstanding detailed engraving throughout. Classic figured walnut stock. LOP 14 ¾ inches. Gun weighs 7lbs 2 oz£3,975
Akrill of Beverley was considered one of the best provincial gun makers of his time. This is clearly reflected in the unique quality of this gun in a lovely, cared for condition. 28 inch nitro fire twist, Damascus barrels, choked ¼ and ½ . 26 inch average wall thickness. Top lever side lock action with game scene engraving, darkly figured walnut stock. LOP 14 ½ inches . The gun weighs 6lb 6oz. Only one in 10,000 guns was a small a bore.£4,750
A late presentation hammer gun: may have been a live pigeon gun: 30 inch fine twist, Damascus nitro barrels, choked ¾ and ¾ . 2 ¾ inch chambered dolls head extension, 34 thou average wall thickness, side lock top lever action. Highly detailed deep Celtic style engraving throughout, well figured walnut stock. LOP 14 ¾ inches . weight 6lb 14oz.£5,450
A late Purdey, 1885, bar in wood hammer gun in pristine condition. 30 inch Whitworth steel barrels, choked, open ¼ and ½ . 25 thou average wall thickness. Crisp rose and scroll engraving throughout, fabulous highly figured walnut stock. LOP 14 ¾ inches. All wood. Weighs 6lb 12oz. Unique in this condition.£14,750
A very rare true scale 20 bore made in 1886 ;Top lever side lock bar action with crisp scroll engraving through out .28 inch fine Honey brown twist Damascus barrels average wall thickness 28 -32 thou choked ¼ and ½ .Exhibition grade Walnut stock with traditional capped pistol grip LOP 15 inch A very fast well balanced game gun weighing 6 lbs. See our note on Project guns£14,750
A fine, good value, all round (clays and game) hammer gun probably made as a competition live pigeon gun: 30 inch steel full choke barrel, broad raised top rib with cross bolt, third bite fastening, crisp scroll engraving throughout, semi pistol, dark grained walnut stock. LOP 14 ½ inches . Weight 7lb 4oz.£4,275
Charles Arthur Weston of Brighton, gun maker. 2 inch box lock ejector, made in 1920: one lady owner, in its original case with 250 Eley 2 inch cartridges, 26 inch nitro steel barrel, tightly choked. Average wall thickness 28 thou. Straight hand, well figured walnut stock. LOP 14 ¾ inches . An ideal lightweight 5lb 7oz 12 bore for walked up game / small bird shooting in outstanding original condition.£3,975