November 28, 2018 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


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Over Under Percussion Combination Gun By W. Billinghurst Rochester NY

.36 caliber / 12 gauge, 29.875" barrels, no SN. Browned finish, checkered pistol-gripped walnut stock. Top of barrel marked: W. BILLINGHURST ROCHESTER, N.Y. Back action percussion lock for the rifle barrel with simple foliate engraving, triggerguard forms the mainspring for the lower shotgun barrel's hammer. Single trigger, hole in lightly engraved tang for peep sight (not present), two brass tipped wooden ramrods with brass ferrules on the ends are in pipes along the barrel ribs, which appear to be original. A very nicely executed and handy combination gun by a famous American maker.

Condition:

Fine. Retains some traces of browned finish mixed with an even brownish patina and some scattered minor surface oxidation. All markings and engraving clear, mechanically functional, with a repair at the rear of the trigerguard. Both bores very good with some lightly scattered pitting, one ramrod missing the brass ferrule from its end. Wood about fine with crisp checking and some lightly scattered bumps, dings and handling marks.

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,173
11/28/2018

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