I. HOLLIS & SONS, LONDON
A .451 (WHITWORTH) PERCUSSION SINGLE-SHOT BREECH-LOADING RIFLE, MODEL 'WESTLEY RICHARDS MONKEY-TAIL', no visible serial number,
circa 1865, with 30 1/4in. hexagonal rifled barrel marked 'ISAAC HOLLIS & SONS LONDON' and 'WHITWORTH PATENT', block and blade fore-sight, elevating ladder rear-sight, flip-up breech-block marked 'MANUFACTURED BY WESTLEY RICHARDS', plain lock signed on the bar 'I. HOLLIS & SONS' and marked in a roundel on the tail 'MAKERS TO HER MAJESTY'S WAR DEPARTMENT' around the Isaac Hollis monogram trademark, competent working replacement pistol-grip full-stock re-using the original iron furniture, moulded iron pistol-grip cap and iron under-barrel clearing rod
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