This 12mm Pinfire rifle was sold by Theophilus Murcott. 68 Haymarket, London.
Boothroyd’s Directory of British Gunmakers on page 268 states:
T.Murcott operated from 1861-1878 when the firm apparently ceased to trade.
The rifle weighs 4lbs 7oz (2.005kg).
Barrel is 1ft 8.5" long (520mm) and is 3ft 1" (940mm) overall length.
The chamber fits the long HB Paris cartridges.
You cock the hammer and lift the right side lever up which is the breech block.
The left lever is an extractor which removes the case 14mm or ejects if done quickly.
The octagonal barrel is missing the rear sight.
Birmingham proofs on the left of the barrel with a 60.
The interesting stamps are under the barrel. Seems to be a pistol LF or ELF? 263.
I would like to identify this maker and ask if it is Lefaucheux?
Also it has H.E.BROWN stamped into the wood under the stock (previous owner?).
It looks like T.Murcott sold weapons made by other makers.
All comments are welcome.