I`ve been racking my memory and seem to remember seeing an early No.3 double rifle that had a rounded bar.
If this is an early H&H No.3- or `C` grade - then it must date to the 1890s .....or, possibly, the very early 1900s.
I`ve no idea what the value of the gun is in India but if in decent condition with good bores/good wall thicknesses then it would be worth something like £2500 in the UK. I can`t see one being worth any more with minimal ( or zero ) engraving. I`ve never liked the No.3s/`C` grades/Dominions ..... mostly because they were still being made in the 1930s when they were a design anachronism and, probably, the only back action sidelock still in production at that time - I can`t think of another.
By the way, the No.2 or `B` grade later became known as the Badminton which was a front action sidelock ..... and some were very handsome guns. They were also built in Birmingham but a good one will make considerably more money than a No.2/`C` Grade/Dominion.
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