French Double Barrel Percussion Shotgun by Carpentier of Paris. 16 gauge, 28-inch barrels with concave rib. Gold-inlaid legend reading: Carpentier A Paris. Engraved hammers and lockplates with leafage patterns and dentate borders. Engraved screws. Lockplates with gold-inlaid legend: Carpentier A Paris. Tangs, triggerguard and buttplate engraved en suite. Varnished walnut stock with checkered wrist panels and German silver wedge escutcheons. Sling eyes. Hardwood ramrod with brass tip. Condition: Fair to good as partially redressed. Barrels showing a brown patina, probably rebrowned in 19th century, with some original finish present in protected areas. Left hammer with fine crack present below spur. Locks and furniture with brown age patina. Front of triggerguard has become detached and in need of resoldering. Some screw slots marred. Wood refinished and showing scattered wear and dents present. Action good.

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    June, 2013
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