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Lot 268: Two Documented Civil War Percussion Rifle-Muskets with Bayonets

Auction Date: October 6, 2021

Two Documented Civil War Percussion Rifle-Muskets with Bayonets

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,500

A) Scarce Suhl Variant Model 1861 Rifle-Musket

Manufacturer: Suhl
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 58
Barrel: 40 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 349
Item Interest: Average
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

These are among the rarest Civil War long guns. Dated "1861" and shown and discussed on pages 442-444 of "American Military Shoulder Arms, Vol. 3" by George Moller. Includes a socket bayonet and leather sling.

B) Whitney Variant Model 1855/1861 Rifle-Musket with High Hump Lock

Manufacturer: Whitney Arms Company
Model: 1861
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 58
Barrel: 40 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 349
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Shown and discussed on pages 482-485 of "American Military Shoulder Arms, Vol. 3" by George Moller. Includes a socket bayonet and leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

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