A .22LR SINGLE-SHOT SPORTING-RIFLE, MODEL 'MARTINI ACTION', serial no. 12687,
circa 1900, with round 25 1/4in. barrel, sleeved from the original .297-250 with a Parker AGL in .22LR, dove-tailed fore-sight, standing notch rear-sight with two additional folding leaves, the top of barrel at breech signed 'W.R. PAPE, COLLINGWOOD STREET, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE', scroll engraved slab-sided main body, polished feed-ramp, beautifully-figured walnut butt-stock and fore-end with horn cap, chequering perfect.