Lot 901 (Fine Art, 2nd December 2015)
Sold for £2,800
A butt reservoir single shot tap loading air rifle, by William Dooley, 11 Ranelagh Street, Liverpool, with 29 1/2in. .425 cal. octagonal barrel, with maker's name inscribed near the breech, the action with fine scroll engraving, cocking hammer and bypass lever, the stock covered in shagreen, 48in. long overall; complete with steel and brass mounted pump, double sided handle with turned lignum vitae grips, brass five gang bullet mould stamped 'WD', with later ring spanner and chrome oil bottle, in brass bound mahogany case with re-fitted baize-lined interior and reproduction 'Dooley' trade label.