A GOOD CASED .360 (2 1/4IN.) B/P EXPRESS 1865 PATENT FALLING-BLOCK HAMMER ROOK RIFLE BY ALEX'R HENRY, serial no. 2905,
a second quality model manufactured in 1873 with 25in. octagonal barrel engraved 'ALEXR. HENRY. 12 SOUTH ST. ANDREW'S ST. EDINBURGH. PATENT NO. 2104', dove-tailed standing notch rear-sight with two additional folding leaves equipped with white metal sight lines and marked for 100,150 and 200 yds, bead fore-sight, barrel with Henry patent rifling, use number 137, standing breech with an oval marked 'PATENT NO. 815', left hand bolted back-action lock with high-spurred dolphin hammer, top strap drilled and tapped for a peep-sight (absent), fine border and acanthus scroll engraving retaining slight traces of original colour-hardening, well-figured pistolgrip stock with horn pistolgrip-cap and chequered steel buttplate, fore-end with crosspin release and horn finial, in its full length oak case with numerous accessories and South Andrew Street address trade label
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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