Superbritte Belgian 12-bore gun sells for $26,000 in London sale


2015-06-26 13:34:27


Superbritte Belgian 12-bore gun sells for $26,000 in London sale

The Superbritte Belgian 12-bore gun was produced before the second world war

A Superbritte Belgian 12-bore side-opening over and under gun made 16,000 ($26,049) at Gavin Gardiner's December 11 sale at Sotheby's London.

Superbritte Belgian gunThe over and under gun was patented by company founder Theophile Britte in 1931

Around 250 examples were produced prior to 1939 when production ceased, with fewer still displaying the engraved foliate scrollwork present on this example.

A pair of 12-bore Holland & Holland Royal model sidelock ejector guns sold as a single lot, achieving 15,000 ($24,416).

They were manufactured in 1912 and feature acanthus scroll engravings along with gold lined cocking indicators. Both are presented in a brass, oak and leather case.

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