A Fine 10-Bore Percussion Double-Barrelled Sporting Gun, No. 2415. With round Damascus twist barrels, the top rib signed â€˜John Blissett 321 High Holborn Londonâ€™ foliate engraved breech block with platinum plugs, profusely engraved barrel tang, border and scroll engraved locks, engraved with hunting dogs and signed â€˜J. Blissett, Londonâ€™ fully scroll engraved hammers, chequered walnut half-stock, blued and engraved iron furniture retaining virtually all its original colour.
The previous owner of this gun has had the central rib of this gun expertly re-laid.
John Son of Isaac, born 1808. Gunmaker and jeweller, 74 High Holborn, 1832-5; 321 High Holborn, 1836-50 (315 High Holborn, 1847); 322 high Holborn, 1851-66. Became John Blissett & Son. Granted Regd. Design No. 1050 (air gun walking stick), 1847; British Patent No. 2069 (revolver loading lever), 1855/ Died 1872.
Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850. George Shumway Publisher. USA.
Barrel Length: 26.5 Inches (67.31 cm)
Overall Length: 43.5 Inches (110.49 cm)