A .380 (LONG RIFLE) SNIDER MK III ROOK AND RABBIT RIFLE BY CHARLES OSBOURNE, CIRCA 1875, no visible serial number,
with 26 1/2in. barrel engraved 'CHAS. OSBOURNE LONDON', fitted with dovetailed front-sight and leaf rear-sights to 200 yards, the breech with improved positive bolt locked action and stamped with acknowledgements to Snider's patent, the border decorated lock engraved 'CHAS OSBOURNE' to centre, figured walnut half stock with chequered wrist, mounts include two piece top and bottom butt-plate with chequering in between, borderline engraved trigger-guard, horn nose-cap, a good sharp gun with finish, but dirty overall
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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