William Parson, Swaffham, Norfolk.  Outstanding pair of best quality 12-bore percussion game guns, #679/680, in original makers case with all accessories, ca. 1850 - SOLDPrice $34,500

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William Parson, Swaffham, Norfolk.  Outstanding pair of best quality 12-bore percussion game guns, #679/680, in original makers case with all accessories, ca. 1850. The guns, individually numbered 1 & 2, each weigh 6# 10oz.  Stock Dimensions: 14 ¼”x 1 3/8”x 2 ¼”x straight.  Magnificent 32” Damascus barrels with brilliant bores and breeches and retaining most of the original exterior finish showing no dents or dings. Original ramrods. Gun #1 (sn 679) shows some evidence of use. Gun #2 (sn 680) shows no evidence of having been used. Absolutely peerless quality Joseph Brazier locks of both guns remain in perfect mechanical condition and retain most of the original hardening colors  inside and out. Grip safeties. Beautifully engraved iron mounts retain much of the original brilliant black finish. Butt plates have both been refinished to the highest standards. Highly figured stocks remain in fine condition with all checkering crisp as if cut yesterday. Gun #1 has a few very minor handling marks and has seen minimal use. Gun #2 remains in near mint condition throughout. Each stock has an escutcheon depicting a rampant lion surmounted by a banner proclaiming “Ut Prosit” (Latin trans: “That I may serve”).  Both guns in original maker’s double tiered case with complete compliment of original accessories. Of particular note are the two magnificent powder flasks, one for each gun. Overall a very rare and absolutely stunning pair of 12-bore, 32” barreled,  guns of the highest quality and condition throughout.


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