British E.M. Reilly and Company Model "Green Brother's Patent" Percussion Breech-Loading Carbine, .577 caliber, serial number 15047, visible to trigger guard tang. Top of barrel marked "E.M. Reilly & Co New Oxford Street London," lock plate marked "E.M. Reilly & Co," breech block marked "Green Bros/Patent/No 325," interior of loading chamber marked "325," left side of barrel near breech with proof marks. Chequered walnut three-quarter stock, round barrel, iron furniture with scrolling foliate engraved screws, lock plate, checkered hammer, trigger guard and tang, breech block, and escutcheons to forearm, butt plate, folding three-leaf rear sight and blade front sight. Barrel length – 24". Overall length – 40". Manufactured circa 1860's. Provenance: Private Maryville, TN collection. CONDITION: Overall good condition. Action holds at half and full cock. Ramrod is not present. Heavy pitting, dings to metal, especially to barrel and butt plate. Storage dings to stocks. Later 3/4" oval patch to underside of butt stock.
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