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Lot 1031 - A beautiful percussion gun by Colombo for a nobleman - dating: Mid 19th Century - [...]
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A beautiful percussion gun by Colombo for a nobleman
dating: Mid 19th Century
Octagonal, rifled, 10 mm cal. barrel of finest damask, with engravings and silver inlays at the edges, long, engraved and blued sight and silver foresight; tang decorated en suite; percussion lock with forward spring, with golden signature 'COLOMBO IN MILANO' among engraved arabesques and remains of original blueing, piston shaped as in-the-round fish, silver-plated spark arrester; fruit-wood, half stock, micro-checkered at the grip, majestically embossed under the butt with a deer head, the cheek-piece with a small wild boar in a medallion and a curl; extraordinary, silver mounts, muzzle shaped as dragon's head on in-the-round shell, the counter-plate pierced with swans, trigger-guard with a dog on a shell and two snakes in front of a medallion with monogram 'AP' surmounted by a Duke's crown; butt-plate for target shooting, engraved with floral motifs.
Set trigger. length 119 cm.
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Thème : Armes, Militaria, Chasse