GREENE RIFLE WORKS, USA
A SCARCE 56-50 (RIMFIRE) SINGLE-SHOT CARBINE, MODEL 'WARNER'S PATENT', serial no. 2080,
one of 2500 2nd. contract carbines made for James Warner delivered between February and March 1865, with round iron 20in. barrel, applied fore-sight with horn blade, folding rear-sight with 'battle' notch and tall blade with two apertures and top notch, London proved rounded brass action with swing-open brass breech-block locking on a catch, the left side of action marked 'GREENE RIFLE WORKS, WORCESTER, MASS, PAT'D 1864' below a short saddle bar with loose ring, central blued hammer, walnut straight hand butt-stock (some age related blind cracks), brass heel-plate and trigger-guard, plunge ejector operated by a slider in the fore-end and single iron barrel-band
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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