B. COGSWELL, LONDON
A SCARCE .32 (L/R) SINGLE-SHOT SPORTING-RIFLE, MODEL 'SNIDER'S PATENT', no visible serial number,
circa 1870, with octagonal damascus 27 1/2in. barrel, dove-tailed fore-sight, standing notch rear-sight with twin additional folding leaves, flip-open breech, scroll engraved top-tang, borderline and scroll engraved bar-action lock signed 'B. COGSWELL', engraved hammer, walnut half-stock chequered at the wrist, iron furniture including pistol-spurred lower tang and replacement wood clearing rod, engraved surfaces worn with loss to detail
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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