A Very Fine Cased John Probin Double Barrel Percussion Sporting Gun. 43 ½” overall, 38" 15 bore round barrels signed 'John Probin Lisle Street Leicester Square London' on the rib. Numbered 5310 with proofs on the underside and numbered on breech plugs. Finely scroll engraved long tang, back action lock plate scroll engraved with game birds. Signed ‘John Probin Lisle Street London.’ Dolphin headed hammers. Highly figured Turkish walnut half stock with chequered grip, engraved iron mounts including scrolled trigger guard engraved with a hound and game birds and trigger plate with shell finial numbered ‘5301’. Escutcheon with crest on underside of butt. Butt plate engraved with game birds, silver barrel bolt escutcheons, brass tipped ebony ramrod with capped charge extraction screw. In its original green baize lined mahogany case with accessories including a Dixon & Son powder flask with graduated nozzle, embossed leather shot bag, nipple key, cleaning rod with jag and cap tin. The interior of the lid with John Probin’s trade label, the exterior with circular brass carrying handle with owner’s initials ’GRG’ and locking hooks.
A best quality gun in very good practical condition. Original brown to barrel.
John Probin Gunmaker, 29 Lisle St., Leicester Square, 1826-41. 70 Strand 1842; 11 Agar Steet, Strand, 1843-6; 115 St. Martin Lane, 1846.