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MIDLAND GUN COMPANY of Birmingham. A double barrelled 8 bore hammer gun with a Jones patent rotary under lever & re-bounding back action locks all nicely engraved. 36" damascuss barrels choked full in both and has 3 1/4" chambers, nitro proofed. 15 1/8" walnut semi pistol grip stock, weight 12lb. 5750
RYAN & SON of 32 Whittall Street, Birmingham. A very unusual 10 Bore percussion single barrel wildfowling shot gun. Border engraved flat bevelled lock signed 'Ryan & Son' with stepped tail and engraved with foliate and a sunburst. A 67 1/2" two staged, sighted barrel engraved along the top with the makers name and address, border engraved breech, foliate engraved grooved tang. Walnut half stock with engraved iron mounts including scrolled trigger guard with pineapple finial, horn for-end cap and a brass tipped ramrod. 3750
W.W.GREENER. An 8 bore double barrelled top lever hammer shot gun with rebounding side locks engraved with the makers name and retains much of it's colour hardening, patent treble wedge fast No: 3084. 30" damascus barrels with 3 1/4" chambers, 14 1/2 figured walnut stock, weight 12lb 2oz. SOLD AS AN OBSOLETE CALIBRE SECTION 58 AND DOSE NOT REQUIRE A LICENCE FOR PURCHASE. 3750
ADAMS & Co of 9 Finsbury Pavement, London. A single barrelled 8 bore hammer gun with a patent Jones rotary under lever, rebounding back action lock engraved with the makers name in a banner and retaining some original colour. 36" damascus barrel with 1/2 choke and has a 3 1/4" chamber, Nitro proofed at .835 and now measures .837. Walnut 14 1/2" stock with a metal butt plate, horn tipped forend. Weight 9lb 6oz 2750
C.W.WEBB of Silver Street, Hull. An 8 bore single barrel hammer wild fowling shot gun with a Jones patent rotary under lever, rebounding back action lock, border engraved and with the makers name in a banner. 36" single barrel choked 1/2 and has a 3 1/4" chamber. Nitro proofed at .824 and now measures .826. Walnut stock finished with it's metal butt plate and a lop of 14 1/4". Horn tipped for-end. 2500
HENRY CHARLES LITTLE & Co of 14 Silver Street, Yeovil. A nice single barrel 8 bore hammer gun with a patent Jones rotary under lever, re-bounding back action lock nicely engraved & with the makers name. 39" nitro proofed damascus barrel choked 3/4. 14 1/4" walnut pistol grip stock with a vacant silver escutcheon. weight 11 lbs 2495
G.E.LEWIS of Birmingham. A single barrelled 8 Bore hammer gun with a patent Jones rotary under-lever, non-rebounding back action lock with a Dolphin hammer foliate and scroll engraved and with the makers name, 34 1/2" damascus barrel, nitro proofed, 3/8ths of choke and with a 3 1/4" chamber, figured stock with a steel butt plate and LOP of 14 7/8" horn tipped forend. Weight 7lb 5oz 1795
WILLIAM POWELL & SON of 13 Carrs Lane, Birmingham. A  10 bore Powell's patent push up top lever with rebounding side locks nicely engraved with foliate scroll engraving and the makers name. 29" damascus & has 2 5/8" chambers. 14"very nicely figured walnut stock with engraved heel & toe plates, for end with patent release catch, weight 8lb. NO LICENCE REQUIRED FOR PURCHASE. 1995

GEORGE NEWNHAM of 29 commercial Road, Landport, Hampshire. A 10 bore double barrelled hammer gun with a Jones rotary under lever, rebounding side locks engraved with border and scrolls and the makers name. 30 1/2" damascus barrels choked 1/2 & 5/8 and has 2 3/4" chambers, nitro proofed at  19.5 & 19.6. 14 1/4" nicely figured walnut stock finished with engraved metal heel and toe plates. 

1850
GEORGE BURNS of Loveday Street, Birmingham. A 10 bore, top lever, single barrelled hammer gun with a rebounding side lock very nicely engraved with border and scrolls and game scenes with birds and dogs. 32" damascus barrel with 3 1/4" chamber and choked 1/4, nitro proofed at .787 and now measures .789. 13 1/4" figured walnut stock finished with metal heel and toe plates, weight 7lb 12oz 1250