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Lot 4264: Swinburn & Son Jacob's Double Barrel Percussion Rifle

Rare Swinburn & Son Jacob's Double Barrel Percussion Rifle

Auction Date: October 6, 2022

Lot 4264: Swinburn & Son Jacob's Double Barrel Percussion Rifle

Rare Swinburn & Son Jacob's Double Barrel Percussion Rifle

Auction Date: October 6, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750
Price Realized:

Rare Swinburn & Son Jacob's Double Barrel Percussion Rifle

Manufacturer: Jacob Fisher
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 577
Barrel: 23 1/2 inch solid
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 250
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OG - POOR- major or minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated, wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative; generally undesirable as a collectors firearm in its present state.

Description:

Manufactured by Swinburn & Son in 1862, this double barrel percussion rifle was designed by British Indian Army Brigadier General John Jacob for extreme accuracy and range using a special conical bullet. An order of 900 of these rifles from Swinburn & Son were only issued to a special unit of Indian soldiers he raised named "the Jacob's Rifles" (he died before the rifles arrived) for a brief period and then were sold on the private market as sporting arms. A few of these rifles found their way to the United States and were used by at least a few marksmen in the Civil War while others were bought by Bannerman's and advertised as elephant rifles.

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