H. Leue & Timpe. Hammer Snap-Action Sidelock Three-Barrel Combination Set:
16ga Double Shotgun, 20ga Double Rifle and 16ga/20ga Shotgun/Rifle Combination.
30" 16ga shotgun barrels with 2 1/2" chambers choked cylinder & cylinder. 26 1/2" 20ga double rifle barrels with 1 standing express sight. 27 1/2" Cape Gun barrels---16ga shotgun beside 20ga rifle with 1 standing express sight. All barrels SxS of fine Damascus twist steel with smooth flat ribs, bearing Birmingham provisional proofmarks extensively engraved with acanthus scroll, strapwork and approximately 20 gold inlaid leaves and grape clusters and with maker's name in gold on the ribs. 14 1/8"pull from front of two single-set triggers to checkered steel buttplate. Exhibition walnut stock with straight English grip, carved horn triggerguard incorporating a three-dimensional squirrel, captive splinter forend carved with intertwining grape leaves, cheekpiece with slender grapeleaf-carved borderline and keyed barrel cross-fastener in the form of a beetle. Action fully engraved with sublime three-dimensional grapevine scroll, dozens of gold leaf and grape-cluster inlays intertwined with dog, deer, rabbit and pheasants. Rebounding hammers in the form of vine branches. All in a two-tiered burled fruitwood glass-topped display case with engraved nickel-silver corners, innumerable loading accessories and storage for ammunition on the lower level. Little used. 99% barrel brown. Tight action. Mirror-bright bores. Heinrich Leue (1837 - 1897) was gunmaker to the Kaiser.
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