Dating shotgun shells
Someone modified the pistol grip and lower tang to a more stream-lined shape. The bore is relatively good with some light pitting. There appears to have been a repair done underneath the percussion nipple.
Item # MSG234 Original steel barrels measuring 24-1/2 inches. Definitely appears to be the original length which is unusual but I'm sure they've not been cut. Ejectors, double triggers and a beautifully engraved receiver. Item # MSG587 Approximately 11 bore, 34-3/4 bbl which is marked "London".
Wood shows a fair amount of use with a lot of wear to the checkering.
Wood is in fine condition with a cheek piece, pistol grip stock and nicely checkered.
Checkered pistol grip stock and forearm are in good overall condition. Monogram plate on bottom of the stock has the initials "AGR". Marked on top of the bbl: 'Charles Daly Krupp Fluid Steel Barrels'. Circasian style walnut measuring 14-1/8" to end of the pad.
Barrels are stamped with signature of Lazarino Cominazzo, one of Italy's most renowned barrel makers. Item # MSG594 Marked on the side plates is "George and John Deane". Bbl have traces of Damascus showing and are basically a nickel color. Fitted in an oak case with correct makers label still in place. Item # MSG896 One is a 10 gauge and the other is a 12 gauge. Dimensions drop at the heels 2" and at the comb about 1-2/3". There is a letter from his son stating various facts about the gun. The gun comes complete with a Factory Letter from Holland & Holland stating the manufactured configuration as well as import papers from the original owner clarifying the fact that he had received it as a war souvenir while stationed in Europe. Item # MSG411 Nitro proofed 30 inch steel bbls, exc bores, choked full and modifled.
Marked on the top of the bbl is "Glasgow." Bbl starts out in an oct configuration and goes down to a rather ornate ring that sections the front half of the bbl which is round. Barrel retains all blue and receiver has all the case colors. It is believed to have been ordered by Ernst August Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimer and created by court gun maker Johan Martin Laun from parts supplied by Giovanni Botti of Brescia. This group is Museum quality and are a beautiful representation of historical art in gun making!