A 16-BORE 1868 PATENT ROTARY-UNDERLEVER DOUBLE-BARRELLED HAMMER RIFLE, serial no. 11094,
26in. black powder only bold damascus barrels, matt rib with three folding leaf sights and bead fore-sight, 2 1/2in. chambers, nine-groove rifling (some pitting), non-rebounding back-action locks with high spurred hammers and Greener patent self-acting strikers, patent no. 800 of the 7th March 1868, border and acanthus scroll engraving, the elongated rounded action bar engraved 'CHARGE OF POWDER 4 DRAMS' to the left and 'W.W. GREENER ST. MARY'S WORKS. BIRMINGHAM' to the right, retaining very slight traces of original colour-hardening, 14 1/2in. pistolgrip stock (circular knot splits at hand) with steel pistolgrip-cap, sling eyes and steel buttplate, diminutive fore-end with crosspin release, weight 11lb. 7oz.
Provenance: The makers have kindly confirmed that the rifle will have been made circa 1871 / 2
Exhibited: Manuel Lopo de Carvalho Collection
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S1 - Sold as a Section 1 Firearm under the 1968 Firearms Act