With 82.5cm round tapering barrel with combined sight/ramrod pipe and sling swivel on a mid-mounted collar, flat stepped and bevelled lock in the English taste with roller frizzen and signed in script by the maker 'J Hermann a Coloyne', walnut half stock with devisable rear butt stock with raised cheek piece and inlaid with mother of pearl plaques and silver scrolls and an oval bearing the owners monogram, the stock carved as one with the trigger guard and a single barrel band retained by a spring.
Possibly originally a small sporting gun and then altered to a take down piece, very unusual and a high quality gun, the mechanism functions perfectly and is very tight with good spring pressure, the woodwork has some light marks but no losses and the gun dis-assembles quickly and easily – barrel condition good. One of the side plate washers has been lost and the side mail has been replaced by a shorter one – ideally both require replacing.
14.5mm bore at muzzle.
The stock locks in place with a quater turn.