A SCARCE .577 PERCUSSION CAPPING BREECH-LOADING CARBINE, MODEL '1855 BRITISH CARBINE', serial no. 625,
circa 1855, with 19in. tapering round British Ordnance marked barrel, block and blade fore-sight, rear-sight with one standing and four folding leaves, receiver with slanted breech-block, Maynard's tape-primer mechanism on the right hand side of action, the trapdoor marked 'EDWARD MAYNARD PATENTEE 1845', plain back-action lock and external hammer, walnut butt-stock, brass patch-box and heel-plate, saddle-ring mounted to left hand side, walnut splinter fore-end and iron barrel-band, traces of finish
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