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Lot 2279: Three American Percussion Rifles

Auction Date: February 17, 2022

Three American Percussion Rifles

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $800 - $1,300

A) A. Leonard & Sons Half Stock Rifle

Manufacturer: Warren & Steele
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 35
Barrel: 31 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: brown
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 423
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.

Description:

"A. LEONARD & SON./SAXTONS RIVER.VT." marked barrel. "WARREN/& STEELE/ALBANY" marked lock. Obstruction in breech end of barrel.

B) Nicanor Kendall Underhammer Rifle

Manufacturer: Kendall Nicanor
Model: Under Hammer
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 42
Barrel: 21 inch octagon
Finish: brown
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 423
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.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

Description:

Nicanor Kendall used inmates at the prison in Windsor, Vermont, to manufacture his underhammer rifles in the 1840s.

C) George C. Leonard Underhammer Rifle

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Under Hammer
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32
Barrel: 22 inch octagon
Finish: brown
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 423
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:

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