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Premier Auction - Session I

Fri, Mar 25, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 725

English Double Barrel Hammer Gun

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

side by side configuration, both percussion sidelock plates marked "WALTER BREM" and engraved with scrollwork, articulated and engraved hammers, 30-1/8 in. barrels, brass bead front sight, gold colored scrollwork and "Warranted Laminated" on barrel rib along with scrollwork engraving between hammers and on barrel tang, walnut stock with checkering at wrist and forend, engraved trigger guard and metal component on forend, steel butt plate, gold inlays on top of wrist and under buttstock, overall 46-1/2 in.

Note: Walter Brem was born in Charlotte on July 31st, 1849. He was the son of Col. Thomas H. Brem, commander of Brem's Battery in the Civil War and Martha Fox Brem. Walter Brem was a one time owner of a hardware store on the corner of Trade and Tryon Streets with business partner William H. Martin. This gun is likely an English imported agent marked shotgun imported during his time as a hardware store owner.

Provenance: The Estate of Rebecca B. Floyd, North Carolina


oxidation and pitting to metal components, areas of rust, scratches, dents, and chips, wooden stock with evidence of handling, scratches, dents, wear, small crack in forend, chips to wood on top and below action, possible old repair to top of stock near left hammer, triggers and hammers appear to function, one trigger with loss of original screw