RARE TWO-SHOT SHOTGUN BY LEPAGE, WITH MERCURY... - Lot 52 - Osenat

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RARE TWO-SHOT SHOTGUN BY LEPAGE, WITH MERCURY... - Lot 52 - Osenat
RARE TWO-SHOT SHOTGUN BY LEPAGE, WITH MERCURY FULMINATE PELLET FIRING SYSTEM. Tobacco-colored, round, ribbon, table-top barrels with gold fillet at the muzzles, signed in thunder gold "LEPAGE ARQer ORDINre du ROI". Engraved breech tail. Flat-bodied locks, signed in a gilded oval "LEPAGE", engraved with an urn from which a bird flies, wings spread, as well as flowers. Flat-bodied dogs. Round basinets. Urn-shaped breech covers, with mercury fulminate pellet reservoir topped by firing pin. Cut-out and engraved iron fittings with floral decoration. Finely checkered walnut burr cheekstock, carved with a stag's head, with original ebony extension at the heel bearing the buttplate. Deer antler-tipped dewlap ramrod and iron barrel puller. Barrel length: 85 cm. Overall length: 128 cm. B.E. (The dogs no longer hook). First Restoration period. High-quality piece, dated "1815" and numbered "N°1787" under the barrels and inside the two locks.
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