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Lot 936: ALEXR. HENRY A .360 (2 1/4IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS SECOND QUALITY 1865 PATENT FALLING-BLOCK HAMMER ROOK RIFLE, serial no. 2905,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
A .360 (2 1/4IN.) BLACK POWDER EXPRESS SECOND QUALITY 1865 PATENT FALLING-BLOCK HAMMER ROOK RIFLE, serial no. 2905,
25in. octagonal powder only barrel engraved ''ALEXR. HENRY. 12 SOUTH ST. ANDREW''S ST. EDINBURGH. PATENT NO. 2104'', dovetailed open sights with two folding leaf sights, white metal sight lines and marked for 100,150 and 200 yds, bead fore-sight, barrel with Henry patent rifling, use number 137, standing breech with an oval marked ''PATENT NO. 815'', left hand bolted back-action lock with high-spurred dolphin hammer, top strap tapped for a rear-sight, fine border and acanthus scroll engraving, retaining slight traces of original colour-hardening, 13 7/8in. well-figured pistolgrip stock with horn pistolgrip-cap and chequered steel buttplate, fore-end with crosspin release and horn finial, in a full length oak case with numerous accessories and South Andrew Street address trade label