2016 ***** HERE ***** EXTREMELY RARE E.M. REILLY 4 BORE SxS CASED LONDON HAMMERGUN SN 15625
HERE ***** EXTREMELY RARE E.M. REILLY 4 BORE SxS CASED LONDON HAMMERGUN SN 15625 converted by the company in the eighteen hundreds from the original pinfire to centerfire. MINOR RESTORATION PUT INTO "AS NEW" CONDITION!!! In 50 years of collecting antique guns this is the only 4 bore double that I have ever owned or even seen. Showing very little use it is in "as-new" condition with minor restoration by Jim Kelly of Darlington Gun Works. It comes in it's original oak & leather fitted trunk case with accessories and with original label marked: "E.M. REILLY 502 NEW OXFORD STREET LONDON Branch Establishment 2 Rue Scribe Paris" Also included are 4 brass and paper Winchester 4 gauge cartridges. 36 inch top quality Damascus barrels
From 1875 - 1882 Edward M. Reilly traded at 502 New Oxford Street, London next door to James Purdey. His shop was considered at the time to be on a par with Purdey's. Quite a bit of information on the company is included.
The gun was obtained at auction from the contents of an 1840's home in Syracuse New York that had been converted into a funeral home. The owner's wife was the secretary to the original president of I.B.M. and left the home and the proceeds of the auction plus @ $80,000,000 in cash and I.B.M. stock to the Catholic Diocese of Upstate New York.