COGSWELL & HARRISON, LONDON
A .360 No.5 (.380 L/R) ROOK & RABBIT RIFLE, MODEL 'FRANCOTTE PATENT MARTINI', serial no. 15985,
circa 1900, with 28in. tapering round barrel, flat matted sighting plane, folding ring and bead fore-sight, dove-tailed standing notch rear-sight, Birmingham proofs, slab-sided receiver, the left side signed 'COGSWELL & HARRISON, 226 STRAND, LONDON' and also marked in a roundel 'FRANCOTTE'S PATENT' over '1222', buttressed tear-drop cocking indicator and thumb-safe mounted on the right side, Martini style dropping feed ramp, walnut pistol-grip butt-stock chequered at the wrist (drilled for peep-sight, absent), iron heel-plate, ring-tipped under-lever, chequered walnut splinter fore-end, traces of faded finish
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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