Original British One Inch Bore Percussion Rifle Octagonal Barrel - English Proofs
Original Item: Only One Available. Found in the "spare parts" we received from the Old Palace in our Kathmandu Nepal purchase of 2003.
This is a quality 33.75" long octagonal rifled sporting gun barrel of huge proportions with a bore of approximately 1". The rifling appears to mirror the outside of the barrel with eight sides and the underside of the barrel bears British proof markings.
On the top flat at the back end there was a maker's cartouche that appears to have been struck off or filled with molten copper. Under the barrel there are two slots to accommodate barrel wedges and the back sight has three positions, two of the leaves folding forward when not in use.
There is a brass wedge bearing the foresight. Probably made in the 1840s as a big game rifle, no doubt for Tiger or Elephant. Regretfully we only have the barrel that sat undisturbed with us for over ten years before we discovered it.
It was covered in rust and dirt that has cleaned up quite nicely just perfect for an at home project. This must have been a high quality awesome hunting rifle in the early Victorian era!
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