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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
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
WILLIAM KAVANAGH & SON of 12 Dame Street, Dublin. An 8 bore single barrel hammer wild fowling shot gun with a Jones patent rotary under lever, rebounding back action lock, border & scroll engraved and with the makers name. 36" damascus barrel choked 1/8 and has a 3 1/4" chamber, nitro proofed at 21.2 = .835" and now measures .838". 14 1/4" walnut pistol grip stock with a vacant silver escutcheon and finished with a Silvers pad. Weight 10lb 1/2oz, circa 1881. 2495
A BRITISH MADE 8 bore single barrel wildfowling hammer gun with a rebounding back action lock border engraved and has a Jones patent rotary under lever. 37 1/2" damascus barrel with 3/4 choke and a 3 1/2" chamber, 1200 bar magnum nitro proofed at 21.4, walnut pistol grip stock with a vacant silver escutcheon and LOP of 14 1/4" Weight 10lb 12oz 2450
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" damascuss 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

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
J.O.ROBSON of Buffalo, N.Y. USA.  A 10 bore top lever double barrelled wild fowling hammer gun. Rebounding side locks border and foliate scroll engraved, C-scroll hammers, percussion fences. 30" fine damascus barrels choked 1/4 & 1/2 and has 2 5/8" chambers. Birmingham nitro re-proofed at .751 in 1979. Well figured walnut pistol grip stock, engraved pistol grip cap & heel and toe plates, LOP 14 1/8", weight 8lb 12 oz. 1995
J & W TOLLEY of Birmingham. A single barrelled 10 bore top lever hammer gun with a rebounding side lock, border engraved. 32" barrel engraved with the makers name and has 3/4 choke and a 3 1/2" chamber, nitro proofed. 14 1/2" walnut semi pistol grip stock, weight 7lb 8oz. 1195