A 14-BORE & .577 PERCUSSION CAPE-RIFLE WITH 'TROPHY RIB', SIGNED JOHN HAYTON, serial no. 1216,
circa 1856, with browned damascus 29 1/2in. side by side barrels, the broad top-rib signed behind the rear-sight 'JOHN HAYTON GRAHAM'S TOWN 1216', the section of rib forwards of the rear-sight graduated in one inch increments for measuring trophies, the sides grooved for an auxiliary ladder sight (absent), dove-tailed fore-sight, blued four leaf 'African' rear-sight with platinum lines to each blade and a further standing notch, engraved breech-blocks with percussion fences, borderline and scroll engraved colour-hardened long top-tang, borderline and scroll engraved bar-action unsigned locks, scroll engraved en-suite hammers, chequered walnut half-stock with large rectangular patch-box to right hand side of butt, the lid engraved with stags, smooth iron heel-plate with top-spur engraved with border and scrolls, engraved trigger-guard bow with plain lower tang, plain ramrod thimbles and probable original ramrod
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