Lot 146

A Lancaster’s Patent percussion-lock rifle with an Enfield-type action, dating to circa 1850-60, supplied by Murcott & Co (stamped into the stock). Lancaster’s Patent is engraved on the lock plate and accordingly, the barrel features the smooth oval rifling of that patent. The stock has been shortened in period, presumably for use as a sporting rather than military gun. The action is strong and holds solid on half-cock and full-cock. The ramrod appears original and the rear-sight is complete. (1)

Estimate: £300-£350