A RARE .577 PATTERN 1853 3RD MODEL PERCUSSION VOLUNTEER RIFLE SIGNED MURCOTT WITH MAJOR NUTHALL'S RIFLING, CIRCA 1860, no visible serial number,
with 39in. London proofed barrel rifles with Major Nuthall's four grooves rifling of rounded form, block and blade front-sight and standard Enfield pattern ladder rear-sight, borderline engraved lock marked to centre 'MURCOTT / 68 HAYMARKET, LONDON, SW.', full walnut stock fitted with borderline engraved and decorated iron mounts
Provenance: This is a superior quality rifle by a top London maker with some unusual features such as iron mounts, standard P53 Enfield rifles were brass mounted and the four groove Nuthall's patent rifling
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