PARKER, FIELD & SONS, LONDON
A GOOD CASED 60-BORE NEEDLE-FIRE SPORTING-RIFLE, MODEL 'RIGBY PATTERN, serial no. 5,
circa 1860, with octagonal break-open browned damascus 24 1/2in. barrel signed 'PARKER, FIELD & SONS, 233 HOLBORN, LONDON', micro-groove rifling, blued dove-tailed blade fore-sight, rear-sight with one standing and two folding leaves, faceted butter-knife bolt-handle with chequered tip, the boss marked 'E19 R&N PATENT' (repair to bolt handle aperture), borderline engraved applied breech, borderline and scroll engraved colour-hardened action (colour faded), central hammer with screw needle release, chequered straight-hand walnut butt-stock, smooth iron heel-plate, engraved iron trigger-guard bow, dipping front to action body with wingnut hinge-pin for taking down, no provision for fore-end, good amount of original finish throughout and in its fitted oak case with Parker, Field & Sons parchment label inside lid and compartmented and lined in green baize, some contents including sundry cleaning equipment and a pewter oil bottle
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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