A .577 (SNIDER) DOUBLE-BARRELLED HAMMER HOWDAH-PISTOL, serial no. 6995,
circa 1880, with 6 1/2in. rifled barrels, the top rib signed 'WILKINSON PALL MALL LONDON' (rubbed), bead fore-sight, engraving to the rib end at breech, rounded side-lever opening action (traces of colour), standing notch rear-sight to front of top-strap, blued serpentine side-lever with chequered thumb-piece, scroll engraved curved back-action locks signed within engraved folded banners 'WILKINSON, PALL MALL, LONDON', plain hammers, chequered walnut pistol-grip butt (hairline crack and repair below and to rear of locks), moulded butt-cap with central horseshoe-shaped lanyard swivel and border engraved edge, full length trigger-guard tang bearing the Wilkinson number 6995 and diminutive captive border engraved iron fore-end with traces of colour
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Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament