A .577-450 (M/H) SINGLE-SHOT CAVALRY-CARBINE SIGNED WITTEN, MODEL 'MARTINI-HENRY CONTRACT CARBINE, serial no. 316,
dated for 1879 and produced in Belgium, with 23in. blued barrel, blade fore-sight with side-protectors, elevating ladder rear-sight, slab-sided receiver, the left hand side stamped with a crowned circular garter trademark with 'WITTEN' and the date, plain walnut butt-stock with iron heel-plate and reinforced swivel mounted to the heel end of comb, full-length walnut fore-end with British Cavalry Carbine style iron nose-cap and button-tipped clearing rod, two iron barrel-bands, retaining much apparently original finish throughout
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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