A SCARCE .44 (RIMFIRE) SINGLE-SHOT SPORTING-RIFLE, MODEL 'PHOENIX', serial no. 93,
for 1875, with 29 3/4in. octagonal barrel, the top flat marked 'PATENT MAY 26 74 PHOENIX CAL .44', dove-tailed fore-sight, standing notch rear-sight with additional auxiliary mini ladder rear-sight blade with sliding notch, slab-sided receiver with narrow flip-open breech-block hinged on the right hand side (extractor missing from breech), bulbous firing pin housing, central hammer, the top-tang marked 'PATENT MAY 26 74', walnut straight hand butt-stock with iron semi-crescent heel-plate, and walnut splinter fore-end with iron capped tip
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Estimate £400-600 € 444-666
Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament