JEWELLERY, DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS AUCTION Tuesday, 12 October 2021 - 10:00 AM start

A rare Day's patent under hammer percussion walking stick gun by Hubbard

Realised: $1,400 plus premium

Lot Details

c.1830, with brass escutcheon on the grip with coat of arms and engraved ‘Day's Patent, Hubbard 126 Newgate’. Hubbard worked at Newgate Street, London between 1827 and 1831. The wood with old repair. L.845mm CONDITION REPORT: Appears to be approx 26 - 28 gauge. The 44cm turn off barrel (screw joint is stuck) has overall even surface oxidation, a few surface scratch marks near the breech. Overall barrel and breech length is 56cm, it is fixed by two shaped tongues of steel to the crooked wooden butt (shaped as a walking stick). The wooden butt is pierced by a hole surrounded by an escutcheon for attaching a cord, the crook of the butt has been broken and reglued. Additionally there are the remnants of the "DAY'S PATENT JR" mark on the top of the breech, opposite the cap lock nipple. The sprung percussion hammer is pulled out and (stiff) and exposes the cap nipple and engages with the hidden fold-down trigger (the trigger action works).