TOWER ARMOURIES, ENGLAND
A SCARCE .577 PERCUSSION SERVICE SHORT-RIFLE, MODEL 'PATTERN '58 BAR-ON-BAND', no visible serial number,
dated for 1861, with blued 33in. barrel, sold out of service marks at breech, block and blade fore-sight, elevating ladder rear-sight, borderline engraved lock with signature and date, chained nipple protector (chain detached), walnut full-stock, iron furniture including two barrel-bands, the front with bayonet lug, iron nose-cap and jag-ended ramrod, the whole an older refinish
Provenance: The Pattern 1858 'Bar-On-Band' Short Rifle is hard to find. The Pattern was approved in July 1858 with contracts being given out to both the London and Birmingham trade in 1859.
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