Object Title

Centrefire breech-loading double-barrelled shotgun - Dreyse-System

Centrefire breech-loading double-barrelled shotgun - Dreyse-System

Date

1875-1885

Object Number

XII.10168

Provenance

Purchased in auction at Christies, King St. London. lot 142, sale no. PAN-4807. 15th July 1992.

Physical Description

Lefaucheux principle levers with rotary underlever cocking action. The strikers extend through the body of the action to act as cocking indicators. The lock has game engraving. Figured stock with semi-pistol grip and cheekpiece, the barrels are brown stub twist

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 47.25 in (1200 mm), Barrel length: 30.75 in (782 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 477

Calibre

16 bore

Inscriptions and Marks

Birmingham proof marks

Associations

Places Britain