Joseph Smith side by side side lever black powder hammer gun in 12G
12G Joseph Smith (made in the Joseph Smith Rifle Works, Loveday Street, Birmingham) side by side black powder proof hammer gun with forward facing sidelever with 30 inch damascus twist barrels, 2 inch chambers, cylinder chokes, 14.5 inch straight hand stock with gold oval (blank) and horn butt plate, weighing 6lbs 13oz. Made to the Joseph Smith patent number 3171 of 16.12.1863 sometime between 1865 and 1870 with serial number 1118. It has individually secured rebounding locks with 5 pin bridle and removeable forend, it is a real piece of gunmaking history for the serious collectorwhich needs to be seen to be appreciated and is advertised for a client who also has a pinfire side by side shotgun with attached (fixed) forend available from the same maker. Please ring 07860 720386 anytime 8am-8pm Mon to Sun inclusive. Stock number client GM.