17 bore (.65 caliber), 6.5" barrels, S/N 658 & 659. Damascus patterned browned barrels, bright locks, blued iron furniture, walnut stocks with checkered lobed grips. Double triggers, back action percussion locks with three-click tumblers and sea serpent motif engraved hammers. Locks engraved with tight foliate scrolls and PARKINSON. Iron mountings engraved en suite. Barrel ribs engraved PARKINSON DUBLIN. Include what appear to be the original iron-tipped wood ramrods. John Parkinson worked in Dublin ca 1824-1846 (Stockel).
Very good. Barrels with some traces of brown and Damascus patterning. Locks cleaned to bright, furniture a duller gray with traces of blue in protected areas. Markings legible, engraving crisp. Mechanically functional, rusted bores, stocks crisp with fine checkering and some light handling marks. Barrel wedge tenon on #659 is detached and needs to be re-welded, with barrel held in place by breech hooks and ramrod in pipes.