Cased 16 Bore Shotgun by T.E.Mortimer
Cased 16 Bore Shotgun by T.E.Mortimer. Thomas Elsworth Mortimer, a member of the famous British gunmaking dynasty, established himself in London and Edinburgh until 1835 when he moved his business in its entirety to Edinburgh. With the rib signature alluding to no longer having premises on St. James Street in London we can date this shotgun to circa 1835-40 and the beginning of his business solely based in Scotland.
With the rib signature alluding to no longer having premises on St. James Street in London we can date this shotgun to circa 1835-40 and the beginning of his business solely based in Scotland. With browned damascus barrels with sunken concave rib bearing a bead front sight and signed “T.E. MORTIMER EDINBURGH LATE ST. JAMES ST. LONDON”. The underside of the barrels each struck with London proof marks and maker’s marks “TEM”.
Casehardened border and scroll engraved standing breech and side locks, the latter each signed “T.E. MORTIMER, GEORGE ST.” Well-figured walnut half stock with checkered grip and forearm. Original brass mounted ramrod. In associated oak fitted case lined in pig skin, the lid with Thomas Elsworth Mortimer printed trade label, and numbered to gun “5932”. With accessories including fluted Hawksley powder flask, leather shot flask, brass capper, turnscrew (one missing), nipple key, spring clamp, Hawksley oil bottle, 3 piece cleaning rod with other attachments, two shot chargers etc.
A lovely set in great condition with an excellent bore and in full working order.
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