Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading wildfowling gun - Field's Patent

Centrefire breech-loading wildfowling gun - Field's Patent

Date

1875-1885

Object Number

XII.10723

Provenance

Purchased at auction from Christies, King St. London, 8th November 1995, lot 175.

Physical Description

With a push forward falling block action. The action is of nickle-plated brass

Dimensions

BarrelLength39in

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 1057

Calibre

4 bore

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

This patent action is most commonly found on rifles not smooth bored weapons. It is unusual to encounter a wildfowling gun built on this action.