Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 161: Rare Confederate Fayetteville Armory Percussion Rifle

Auction Date: June 22, 2022

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

Rare Confederate Fayetteville Armory Percussion Rifle

Manufacturer: Fayetteville Armory Pistols And Rifles
Model: Percussion Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 58
Barrel: 33 inch round
Finish: brown
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 460
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.

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

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

This is a rare example of a Confederate Model 1855 pattern rifle manufactured at the former federal armory at Fayetteville, North Carolina circa 1864. These Fayetteville rifles were manufactured using machinery captured from the U.S. Arsenal at Harpers Ferry and were a simplified version of the U.S. Model 1855 Rifle. This late production Type IV rifle has the characteristic low profile lock plate with brass buttplate, trigger guard, barrel bands and forearm cap. The rifle has the standard three leaf Model 1855 pattern rear sight and straight-shank iron ramrod with tulip head. The lock plate is dated "1864" behind the hammer and marked with the Federal eagle and shield motif (obliterated) above "C.S.A." followed by "FAYETTEVILLE" ahead of the hammer. "CSA" marked buttplate tang.

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