WESTLEY RICHARDS, BIRMINGHAM
A .450 (No1 EXP.) FALLING-BLOCK CARBINE, MODEL '1873 PATENT', serial no. 5,
circa 1874, with two-stage 21 3/4in. barrel marked 'HENRY'S PATENT RIFLING' (partially obscured by the barrel-band), block and blade fore-sight, small elevating ladder rear-sight, plain slab-sided receiver, the left side marked 'WESTLEY RICHARD'S PATENT 1873', the right side with swinging safe, hammerless action operated via and underlever below the trigger guard, walnut straight hand butt-stock, plain short walnut fore-end and iron furniture, slight traces of finish and 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