Share this item:
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.
Marshall P. Tidd (1820-1890) was a gunmaker and machinist in Woburn, Massachusetts. One of his obituaries listed him as the maker of "various freak" firearms and inventions, and the New York Sun called him a famous rifle maker and indicates his guns were used internationally, including by royalty. The Boston Globe in 1900 indicated his guns were used by sharpshooters during the Civil War, and a Tidd rifle owned by fellow Woburn native Private Oscar Stevens of the 5th Mass. Volunteer Infantry is pictured and discussed in "Sharpshooting Rifles of the American Civil War" by Martin Pegler on page 36 where the author indicates it was used in multiple battles. Features a heavy "REMINGTON" marked barrel with a globe front sight, scope mounting blocks, and "M. TIDD/WOBURN/MASS" marking. Includes a false muzzle with part of a starter stuck to it.
There are currently no customer product questions on this lot