RIGBY & CO, LONDON
A .577 (SNIDER) SINGLE-SHOT CARBINE, MODEL 'PRIVATE PURCHASE SNIDER ARTILLERY CARBINE', no visible serial number,
circa 1870, with re-blued 21 3/4in. barrel, block and blade fore-sight, elevating ladder rear-sight, flip-open breech-block marked 'SNIDER'S PATENT', plain bar action lock signed 'RIGBY & CO. LONDON, walnut three-quarter stock (possibly replaced) with brass furniture, the lower tang marked 'J.C.A. YOCKNEY', two iron barrel-bands, iron jag-ended clearing rod, swivels and a chained pin protector
Provenance: Research would indicate J.C.A. Yockney to be John Charles Augustus Yockney, who was the stationmaster at Dom Selaar Station in Buenos Aires in Argentina
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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