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Auction Date: November 30, 2012

Lot 399: Unique George J. Tibert 12-Shot Revolving Rifle

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Unique George J. Tibert 12-Shot Revolving Rifle
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $10,000
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Serial #Unique George J. Tibert 12-Shot Revolving Rifle ManufacturerGeorge Tibert ModelRevolving Rifle
TypeRifle Gauge38 Special Catalog Page94
Barrel22 Inch Half Octagon FinishBlue/casehardened Grip
Stockwalnut ClassModern Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionProduced in 2006, this rifle combines features from a number of classic weapons with new design ideas to create a weapon that will chamber modern ammunition while still maintaining an "antique" style and appearance. At the core of the weapon is a sidehammer single action revolver system, not unlike the Colt Root series, fitted with a "conical" 12-round cylinder, narrower at the front, which further emphasizes the unique overall form. A raised block front sight without bead is present on the half-round, half-octagon barrel, with "1" on multiple parts, individually numbered chambers, and a brass plaque reading "MADE BY GEO./TIBERT JAN 2006" on the left side of the frame. Smooth forearm, with a concealed ejector assembly on the underside. Extra-fancy walnut buttstock, with a brass handrest on the wrist, raised and contoured right-handed cheekpiece, brass buttplate and raised scroll carving on the right side.

ConditionFine. The barrel is brightly polished, with traces of blue in the low areas of the cylinder flues and stops, with a dark, water-quenched casehardened finish to the receiver. Bright niter blue is present on the ejector lever and the internal components of the forearm. Stock is very good, with a thin crack on the left side of the forearm, scattered handling marks, and highly attractive grain. Mechanically very good. An attractive example of the gunsmith's art, all but guaranteed to turn heads as part of a display of contemporary or antique arms.
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