|very fine quality Lewis & Tomes (New York) marked English single barrel percussion fowler - $850.00|
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Very fine English made single barrel percussion fowler with lock marking "LEWIS & TOMES" of New York. Also marked "LONDON" on top of barrel. 32" barrel with gold-banded, engraved breech, steps out to large octagon, which transitions to 16-sided, then has a fancy "wedding band" separator to the round section. Nicely engraved lock with pheasants. Beautiful German silver mountings with engraving on buttplate and triggerguard. Iron parts with medium-dark patina and minimal scattered pitting. Front sight bead absent. Stock is very good with original varnished finish, showing expected wear and minor marks from handling, and a couple deeper scratches in the right side of the butt. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.