THOMAS HORSLEY & SON
A .410 (SMOOTHBORED) 1863 PATENT PULL-BACK TOPLEVER HAMMER ROOK RIFLE, serial no. 2151,
for 1874, 26in. nitro proved octagonal barrel (smoothbored to .410 likely from .360 rook), the top flat file cut and engraved at the breech end 'THOMAS HORSLEY & SON MAKERS YORK PATENT', bead fore-sight, dove-tailed standing notch rear sight with two folding leafs with white metal inlaid sight lines, 2 1/2in. chamber, bored approx. true cyl., Horsley patent action incorporating barrel bolting patent No. 2410 of 1st October 1863, carved scrolled standing breech, the pull back toplever with 'PATENT 2410', non-rebounding back-action lock with replacement hammer and bolted hammer safe, triggerguard with integral skeletal pistolgrip, border engraving, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening and finish, 14in. figured stock, semi-beavertail fore-end with cross-pin release catch and horn finial, weight 6lb. 3oz.
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S2 - Sold as a Section 2 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act