Origin: France, early 19th c.
A double barrel percussion rifle, adapted from flintlock, dating to circa 1810 with later alteration. Golden decoration on the lock plates both sides with eligible words: ???ECH / AND?. Silver inscription on the top of barrels – Leclair Arq[ebusie]r a Paris. There is no Leclair noted in French Who’s who, probably Leclair was dealer only, acting as gunsmith. Inscriptions on gold inlays are similar to English, what suggests that the rifle was made in Britain and retailed by Leclair on French market. Stock of carved wood, decorated with iron fittings, depicting geometric ornaments and a hunter with double barrel rifle and dogs. Engraved running wild boar on the triggers’ guard. Original, wooden ramrod with bone (?) ending.
Length ca. 113 cm.
Condition report: barrels quite significantly affected by corrosion, pitting and patina. Inscription in silver is hardly legible. Other iron parts with some pitting and patina. Wood with small cracks, scratches and dents.