Friday, 30 May 2014
Earlier today I was allowed to examine the above and below photographed weapon, and realised it would make rather a good MYSTERY OBJECT.
It is not a rifle, but a smooth bored gun, much the same size bore as a modern .410. It is well made, and well decorated.
It was made with a quite specific target in mind, which I hope you will be able work out from the illustrations.
I have withheld one photograph, which is of the date that the gun was made. I hope you will be able to work out the purpose of the gun, its lock type, where it was made (roughly), and the date at which it was made.
After I had given it a light clean this afternoon, it is now back with its appreciative owner.
Good Night, and Good Guessing.