A good 12 bore percussion Yeomanry Carbine c 1840-1845
A good 12 bore percussion Yeomanry Carbine c 1840-1845 probably Irish. The twist barrel struck with Government inspector's and Ordnance view and proof marks, the foresight cut with a sighting channel. The lock is engraved WARRANTED and is fitted with a sliding safety bolt and 3 bents to the action. Fullstock with a swivel ramrod and brass furniture of regulation pattern. The carbine retains excellent age patina overall.
Barrel length 17½" (45.3cms) Overall length 33½" (85cms)
the third bent or "capping notch" is a feature typical of Irish percussion arms.