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Original British 1850s William Powell & Son Double Barrel Percussion Rifle

Regular price $595.00

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Once a lovely double barrel hunting rifle from the 1850s made by and marked on each lock WILLIAM POWELL & SON, BIRMINGHAM, who worked as father and son from 1845 until 1880.

Recovered in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2003 this was one of 55,000 discovered and rescued from the crumbling old arsenal Lagan Silekhana.

The bores appear to be about .45 caliber, however, this fine old hunting double rifle has seen better days and was serviced and restored by Nepalese gunsmiths who left their signature on the top flat of the heavy barrels.

Nice side action locks with safety catches to each side. The walnut stock retains most of its original checkering although now faint, and it has an engraved iron cap box in the butt stock.

Both locks and tail pipe retain much original engraving, however, the front two ramrod pipes appear to be old replacements and the ramrod is absent.

In its day a fine double rifle, but today probably best as a decorative wall hanger.

NOTE: International orders of antique firearms MUST be shipped using UPS WW Services (courier). USPS Priority Mail international will not accept these.

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  • IMA considers all of our antique guns as non-firing, inoperable and/or inert. Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 921(a)(16) defines antique firearms as all guns made prior to 1899. This law exempts antique firearms from any form of gun control or special engineering because they are not legally considered firearms. No FFL, C&R or any license is required to posses, transport, sell or trade Antique guns. All rifles and muskets sold by IMA that were manufactured prior to 1899 are considered Antiques by the US BATF (United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms). Therefore, all of IMA's Antique guns may be shipped to all US States and most nations around the world.

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