Early Provincial Percussion Rifle

Early Provincial Percussion Rifle

Early Provincial Percussion Rifle

With Well Worn and Finely Patinated Stock
Well Burnished Mahogany and Metal
British c. 1800
5.50" high x 58.00" wide x 2.50" deep
Ref: 6438
We are not accustomed to dealing in firearms, but this rifle has so much about it, that I couldn't resist it. The stock is wonderfully shaped and well worn, it has a wonderful rich plummy colour and is Patinated like a wonderful piece of early treen. The metalwork is slightly oxidised and bears a slightly pitted surface, commensurate with its age. There is a lovely collection of early firearms on the walls of the great hall in Cothele House, now a National Trust Property situated above the River Tamar on the on the boarder of Devon and Cornwall, which we have always admired for their form and patination. I think that this is now perfect to hang over a broad inglenook fireplace or in a country kitchen as it is somehow atmospheric and stylish and has a reassuring nostalgia about it. It is not as a firearm that it is appealing but more as an object with a unique and individual history, something that was handled and cared for many years ago.

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