SPRINGFIELD ARMORY, USA
A SCARCE .50 (C/F) SERVICE-RIFLE, MODEL '1871 ROLLING-BLOCK', no visible serial number, WITH BAYONET,
manufactured 1872, with brushed bright (as original) 36in. barrel, block and blade fore-sight, small elevating ladder rear-sight, colour hardened rolling block action marked 'MODEL 1871' on the left hand side and 'US SPRINGFIELD 1872' below an American eagle on the right, special 'locking' central hammer action (hammer deliberately drops to half-cock when breech closed), top-tang marked with 'REMINGTON'S PATENT' over 'PAT MAY 3D. NOV 15TH 1864. APRIL 17TH 1868', walnut butt-stock with 'U.S' marked heel-plate, iron sling swivels and two barrel-bands, complete with matching socket bayonet (unmarked, no scabbard)
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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