27" DAMASCUS BARRELS ARE NOT CHOKED. 2 5/8" CHAMBERS WITH FINE BRIGHT BORES. BARREL WALLS ARE FAIRLY THICK AND DO NOT APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN HONED. BARRELS ARE STAMPED 13 AND EXHIBIT EARLY BIRMINGHAM PROOFS. TOP RIB IS STAMPED R. HUGHES 2 ELY PLACE LONDON. GARDENER'S REFERENCE DOES LIST AN R. HUGHES, GUNSMITH, WHO WAS IN BUSINESS IN LONDON FROM 1865 TO 1869. MOST LIKELY HE WAS THE MAKER OF THIS FINE GUN. ANYWAY, THE JONES PATENT UNDER LEVER ACTION LOCKS UP VERY TIGHT. THE PRECISE, SCROLL ENGRAVED BACK ACTION LOCKS ARE ALSO ENGRAVED R. HUGHES. WOOD IS SOLID WITH NO CRACKS NOR REPAIRS. 14 1/2" LENGTH OF PULL OVER HOME MADE BUTT PLATE. 2 1/4" ONLY DROP AT HEEL. WEIGHS JUST 6 3/4 POUNDS! OVERALL FINE SHOOTING AND COLLECTING CONDITION, WITH NO FUNCTIONAL ISSUES. BUTT PLATE COULD BE REPLACED WITH A FACTORY MADE PRODUCT IF DESIRED. SNAP ON FOREND IS OF A LATER DESIGN AND IS NOT ORIGINAL TO GUN. HOWEVER, IT DOES FIT TIGHT AND FUNCTIONS CORRECTLY. SHOULD BE A FUN SHOOTER WITH BLACK POWDER LOADS AND PERHAPS RST'S LIGHTEST 3/4 OUNCE OFFERINGS? RARE TO FIND AN ENGLISH CARTRIDGE GUN THIS OLD AND IN THIS FINE SHOOTING CONDITION. SHIP TO FFL OR C&R. SOME GUIDELINES: All cartridge firing firearms, including those made prior to 1898, must be transferred through a licensed FFL dealer in your state. Buyer to supply a signed copy of local dealer’s license before shipment will be made. A C&R License is acceptable for C&R firearms, (guns determined to be C&R’s by ATF and/or guns known to be at least 50 years old). Muzzle loaders and replicas require buyer to supply proof of age. PAYMENT OPTIONS: Postal Money Orders and Cashier's Checks only are acceptable. SHIPPING: Buyer pays shipping costs. All items are shipped via priority mail insured. Costs vary depending on weight, postal zone and insurance value. SAFETY NOTICE: Buyer is solely responsible for determining that a used gun is safe to shoot. The firearms offered have not been test fired but have been given a visual inspection only for auction purposes. Buyer agrees to hold seller harmless against damages, injury, or death caused by defective merchandise. RETURN POLICY: Returns are handled on an individual basis. You can expect that I know what I am selling. You are expected to know what you are buying. All items are guaranteed to be as advertised. If I make a gross error in description, you may of course, return item with my apology. FEEDBACK: I am a licensed firearms dealer and have been a Gunsamerica seller since 1997...so, follow the rules and buy with confidence.
CONSIGNMENTS ACCEPTED: I sell many items on consignment. Please call during business hours, est, for appraisals and terms.
Trades Accepted: No
GUNSAMERICA SELLER SINCE 1997...SPECIALIZING IN ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLE FIREARMS...ALL PRICES ARE FIRM... ALL ITEMS GUARANTEED TO BE AS ADVERTISED...SHIPPING VIA U.S. PRIORITY MAIL INSURED...CONSIGNMENTS WANTED.