H.M. QUACKENBUSH, USA FOR WATSON BROS. LONDON. A RARE .22 RIMFIRE BREAK-BARREL CONVERTIBLE AIR-RIFLE, MODEL 'No5', serial no. 1074, circa 1890, with heavy, round nickel-plated smooth-bore barrel, the top at breech signed 'WATSON BROS, 4 PALL MALL. LONDON', dove-tailed block and blade fore-sight, standing 'V' notch rearsight, the breech-face with well for rimfire adaptor (absent), slanted air-chamber signed 'H. M. QUACKENBUSH, HERKIMER, N.Y. USA, PAT APR 18. 71, MAY 21. 72 & RE SEP. 26 82', straight-hand walnut butt-stock (refinished), small hinged 'patch' box fitted in right-hand side for the absent adaptor, iron heel-plate, cocking lever forming the trigger guard and all matching numbers, plating loss to air-chamber and cocking link
Provenance: Prospective purchasers please note that this air-rifle requires a Section 1 firearms licence to possess in the UK
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S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act