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Lot 4126: Two Documented U.S. Civil War Era Rifled Muskets with Bayonets

Auction Date: October 8, 2021

Two Documented U.S. Civil War Era Percussion Rifled Muskets with Bayonets

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

A) Whitney Variant Model 1842 "New Hampshire" Rifled Musket

Manufacturer: Whitney Arms Company
Model: 1842
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 42 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1174
Item Interest: Average
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:

"1852" dated barrel tang. Sharps Model 1853 rear sight. Whitney Model 1842 "New Hampshire" rifled muskets are described on pages 455-459 of George D. Moller's book "American Military Shoulder Arms Volume III" with this exact musket photographed on pages 455 and 457. Includes socket bayonet and leather sling.

B) Rare Henry E. Leman Lancaster Rifled Musket

Manufacturer: Leman H E
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 58
Barrel: 40 1/8 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1174
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:

Less than 100 manufactured c. 1861-1862. Leman rifled muskets are described on pages 397-399 of George D. Moller's book "American Military Shoulder Arms Volume III" with this exact musket photographed on pages 397 and 398. Includes socket bayonet and reproduction leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

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