A .450 (2 1/2IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS ROTARY-UNDERLEVER DOUBLE HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 667,
serial number on barrel lump only, 26in. black powder only barrels (Prague marks), matt rib with open sights and bead fore-sight, the left barrel engraved 'JOH. SPRINGER ERBEN IN WIEN', unsigned action with permanently-attached fore-end, dolls-head extension, carved percussion fences, unsigned rebounding back-action locks, top strap with folding peepsight, set front trigger, rear trigger with minor fracture, border and fine acanthus scroll engraving, retaining traces of colour-hardening, 13 3/4in. highly-figured pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, horn pistolgrip-cap, sling swivels and steel buttplate, weight 6lb. 15oz.
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Estimate £3,000-5,000 € 3,329-5,548
Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament