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A centrefire howdah pistol

attributed to Adams, .450 cal. 10⅞″ shallow rifled barrels with flat rib, round bodied underlever action, peninsula back locks are mounted with long nosed hammers with tall spurs, and with back sliding safeties that engage at half cock, the trigger guard tang extends to a plain steel grip cap. Grip is nearly fully checkered matching the short checkered forend. The attribution to Adams comes from a collector who saw this pistol split from the companion game rifle sold at auction in Wellington in the 1970s. (Endorsed arms license required)

Realised: $2,200