W. & J. RIGBY, DUBLIN
A GOOD 80-BORE NEEDLE-FIRE SINGLE-SHOT ROOK & RABBIT RIFLE, serial no. 12058,
circa 1860, with etched damascus 24in. octagonal barrel signed 'WM. & JN. RIGBY, DUBLIN' on the top-flat in gothic script, dove-tailed blade fore-sight, rear-sight of four folding leaves with platinum centre-lines, border engraved breech (traces of colour), borderline and scroll engraved action, the latter signed on the left side in gothic script within a banner 'WM & JN. RIGBY', the reverse 'DUBLIN', screw-breech, the rear face marked 'D121 R&N PATENT', central hammer with detachable needle, butter-knife bolt-handle with chequered tip, figured walnut straight-hand butt-stock with chequered wrist, engraved and stippled iron heel-plate, chequered walnut splinter fore-end, strong traces of original finish throughout
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