This 12 gauge double barrel shotgun, is easily the finest condition percussion double that we have ever seen. Produced by Ward of London in the mid 19th Century, this shotgun retains beautiful color case hardening on the locks, a dramatic twist pattern on the barrels and fine bluing on the trigger guard.
The stock is in phenomenal condition; and features very sharp checkering that not only adorns the wrist, but wraps around the whole forearm. The original lacquer finish on the would is mostly intact and there is no damage to the stock with the exception of one small chip in the comb (see photos).
Both locks feature crisp actions with no hammer wobble. Both locks feature striking case colors; which nicely accent the dramatic "English Scroll" engraving that covers nearly every square inch of the locks, tang, trigger guard, and rear entry pipe.
The barrels retain their original etched twist pattern, which is even more striking when viewed in person. The barrels were professionally shortened long ago and measure about 21". The bores are both excellent with no major rust or pitting.
The ramrod is original and full length.
This handy coach gun is sure to be a real head-turner whether at the shooting range or hanging above a fireplace.