E.G. LAMSON & CO., VERMONT
A RARE .50 (RIMFIRE) BOLT-ACTION CARBINE, MODEL 'PALMER'S PATENT', no visible serial number,
dated for 1865, with round tapering iron 19 3/4in. barrel, applied blade fore-sight, folding twin leaf rear-sight, the top of receiver originally with patent details (illegible traces only remain), small bolt with rear interrupted thread locking, bevel-edged bar-action lock signed 'U.S. E.G. LAMSON & CO, WINDSOR V.T.' together with the date, plain hammer contacting directly with the rim of the cartridge, walnut straight hand butt-stock with iron furniture including carbine-style heel-plate and short angled saddle-bar and ring to left cheek (stock cracked above front side-nail), integral walnut splinted fore-end and single iron barrel-band
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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