John Lyell, Aberdeen     Hammer, Underlever, Sidelock Double Rifle      .500 Black Powder Express

26" SxS barrels of damascus steel with solid flat rib raised and matted at

muzzle for fine bead front sight, and matted from breech to 1 standing and 1

folding platinum-lined express sights, the leaf engraved for 200 yards, and

with sling eye. Figured European walnut stocks with key-fastened splinter

forend with inletted and engraved steel finial, pistol-grip triggerguard

extension, classic point-pattern checkering wrapping fully under wrist, sling

eye, vacant silver initial oval, and smooth high-polish steel buttplate.

Peninsular sidelocks with stalking safeties, double triggers, Jones

underlever, and percussion fences. Fine scroll engraved. Pull: 14 3/8".

Weight: 9lbs, 1oz. London black powder proved for 39 bore. Built ca 1875.

Retaining 95% barrel brown and 90% original casehardening colors.

Mechanically excellent. Tight and with crisp mirror-bright bores. In leather

trunk case with innumerable loading tools and maker's label.



Left bore                                                                                                                            Right bore


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