AN 8X72R SINGLE-BARRELLED LEFAUCHEUX PATENT UNDERLEVER HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 9360,
26 3/8in. barrel with raised file cut top rib, adjustable rear-sights and bead fore-sight, the breech end with two dovetailed sections (likely scope mounts removed) and a partially obscured banner engraved 'ANT. SONDERWALD IN NEULENGBACH', Lefaucheux patent forward facing underlever, permanently-attached fore-end with finial locking catch, carved percussion fence, tang-mounted folding peep-sight, rebounding back-action lock, set triggers, fine border and acanthus scroll engraving, the lockplate with scrolling banners engraved 'PETERMANN WIEN', retaining slight traces of colour-hardening, 13 3/4in. semi-pistolgrip stock with cheekpiece, sling swivels and steel buttplate, weight 6lb. 14oz.
Exhibited: Manuel Lopo de Carvalho Collection
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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