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Lot 4121: Two U.S. Martial Breech Loading Rifles

Auction Date: October 8, 2021

Two U.S. Martial Breech Loading Rifles

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

A) Harpers Ferry Model 1819 Hall Flintlock Rifle

Manufacturer: Harpers Ferry Armory Muskets And Carbines
Model: 1819-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 52
Barrel: 32 5/8 inch round
Finish: brown/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 408
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

"1838" dated breech.

B) Sharps New Model 1863 Metallic Cartridge Conversion Rifle

Manufacturer: Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company
Model: New Model 1863
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 50-70 U.S. Govt
Barrel: 30 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 408
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.

Description:

Manufactured c. 1863-1865 and converted for metallic cartridges after the Civil War, indicated by "DFC" ribbon cartouche on left buttstock. "MNM" inspected breech, and three Civil War era cartouches on the left stock wrist.

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