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Lot 919: BSA & M.CO., BIRMINGHAM A .577-450 (M/H) SINGLE-SHOT UNDER-LEVER SERVICE-RIFLE, MODEL ''MARTINI-HENRY MKII'', serial no. 37,
December 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
BSA & M.CO., BIRMINGHAM
A .577-450 (M/H) SINGLE-SHOT UNDER-LEVER SERVICE-RIFLE, MODEL ''MARTINI-HENRY MKII'', serial no. 37,
dated for 1876, with 33 1/2in. barrel, block and blade fore-sight, elevating ladder rear-sight, slab-sided receiver marked with a ''V.R.'' crown device and ''B.S.A. & M.CO'' over the date and model designation, walnut butt-stock with iron heel-plate (traces of ordnance stamps to wood), the wood beneath short under-lever amateurly signed by a former owner (possibly ''M. Kesouifets'') walnut three-quarter length fore-end, two iron barrel-bands, the front with bayonet lug and under-barrel clearing rod, fitted with a later leather sling.