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I have a Lewis & Tomes 4 Bore, Double Barrel, muzzleloading

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I have a Lewis & Tomes 4 Bore, Double Barrel, muzzleloading smoothbore shotgun. The proof marks are British mid 1860's in good condition with engraved details. What can you tell me about the rarity and value this gun may have for collectors ?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  TOM replied 5 years ago.


The only Lewis that I was able to locate is a George E Lewis born in 1829. He apprenticed in all branches of the Birmingham gun trade. His fame rests on his magnum "gun of the period" which was popular with generations of wildfowlers.

Values listed for guns are:

Boxlock non-ejectors $1000 to $4000

Boxlock ejectors $1500 to $5000

Sidelock nonejectors $2000 to $10,000

Sidelock ejectors $4000 to $30,000

Hammerguns $2000 to $10,000

These are the only listings that I can find. They are in the Standard Catalog Of Firearms. There is nothing in the Blue Book at all.

A 4 Bore would be considered a magnum gun. It is a huge size and I would hate to be on either side of it.

I hope this helps you,


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