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Lot 2433: Presentation London Armory Pattern 1853 Volunteer Rifle-Musket

Auction Date: February 4, 2021

Presentation London Armory Pattern 1853 Volunteer Percussion Rifle-Musket

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $5,000

Presentation London Armory Pattern 1853 Volunteer Percussion Rifle-Musket

Manufacturer: London Armory
Model: 1853 Enfield
Type: Musket
Gauge: 577
Barrel: 39 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 541
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 121
Class: Antique
Rating:

OD - VERY GOOD- all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised.

Description:

The lock is stamped with a "Crown/V.R." royal cipher behind the hammer and "1861/L.A.Co." ahead of it. Inlaid in the left side of the stock is a round silver 1 6/8 inch medallion inscribed "LADIES PRIZE/won by/T M BLADES/1862" and engraved with scroll designs. Private T. Blades is noted as winning a long range marksmanship match associated with the volunteer movement in Yorkshire, England, in 1863. He may have been the winner of this rifle the year prior.

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