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Lot 1037: Harpers Ferry Armory Muskets And Carbines 1819-Rifle 52

Auction Date: December 2, 2011

Unissued U.S. Harpers Ferry Hall Patent Model 1819 Breech Loading Flintlock Rifle Dated 1837

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500

Unissued U.S. Harpers Ferry Hall Patent Model 1819 Breech Loading Flintlock Rifle Dated 1837

Manufacturer: Harpers Ferry Armory Muskets And Carbines
Model: 1819-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 52
Barrel: 33 inch round
Finish: brown/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 915
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 175
Class: Antique
Description:

Blade front and notch rear sight. The breech has the third production type marking bearing the date 1837: "J.H. HALL / US / 1837". The breech catch is the proper "trigger" design with the extended pistol grip trigger guard. Smooth straight grip stock with flat buttplate, sling swivels, and the letter "V" stamped behind the trigger guard. Complete with an iron ramrod. Produced at the Harpers Ferry Armory, the Model 1819 was the U.S. Army's first breech loading long arm produced in large quantities, as well as the first successful arm with fully interchangeable parts.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, unissued. The rifle retains 97% of the thinned original brown lacquer. The breech retains 98% original case colors. The stock is excellent with a few minor handling marks and storage pressure dents (The most noticeable of which is a two inch indentation on belly of stock) otherwise excellent plus. Mechanically sound.



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