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Lot 2195: Two Percussion American Long Rifles

Auction Date: June 23, 2022

Two Percussion American Long Rifles

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

A) A. McDowell Signed Rifle

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Percussion Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 41 inch octagon
Finish: brown
Grip:
Stock: maple
Item Views: 265
Item Interest: Average
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:

Signed "A. McDowell" on the barrel in script and marked "H.E. LEE/MADISON" on the lock.

B) J. Scharp Signed Heavy Barrel Rifle

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Percussion Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 50
Barrel: 37 5/8 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: maple
Item Views: 265
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:

The barrel is marked "*J. SCHARP*." The lock is stamped "MANTON." John Scharp was an active in Sidney, Ohio. c. 1850s-1870s.

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