* WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO, LONDON
A .577-450 (M/H) SINGLE-SHOT SERVICE-RIFLE, MODEL 'MARTINI-HENRY', serial no. 4608,
circa 1886, with 33 1/4in. barrel, block and blade fore-sight, elevating ladder rear-sight, the top of barrel signed 'WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO, LONDON' and marked 'METFORD RIFLING', the left hand side below rear-sight marked 'FOR W.R. MARTINI CARTRIDGE', triangle trademark at nocksform, slab-sided receiver, the left side marked 'WESTLEY RICHARDS & CO, LONDON' below a triangle trademark, the right side 'MARTINI PATENT', tear-drop cocking indicator, walnut butt-stock, iron heel-plate, short under-lever, full-length walnut fore-end with two iron barrel-bands and iron clearing rod, the whole cleaned of finish
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