British sporting rifle, cane gun, cased. Cal. .453 in., one rifled (9 grooves) and one smooth bore barrel 23 in. (589 mm) long

Mahogany case lined with green baize, Accessories in case: 2 cleaning rods, mallet, wad punch, shot flask, powder flask, turned wooden box and tin of percussion caps.

Made by Joseph Lang, London, England, 1850s.

Exhibited at the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, London, in 1851.

Physical Description

With brass tampions, rifled barrel has fixed rear sight with one leaf. Overall length 37 1/2 in. (953 mm). Barrel screws on and action is pulled forward. All metal construction with crutched stock of knotty wood. Stamped on action "Patent. I. Lang. 7 Haymarket, London, no. 396.".

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