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Lot 109: U.S. Navy N.P. Ames-Wm. Jenks Mule Ear Carbine

Very Fine U.S. Navy N.P. Ames-Wm. Jenks "Mule Ear" Breech Loading Percussion Carbine Dated 1846

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

Lot 109: U.S. Navy N.P. Ames-Wm. Jenks Mule Ear Carbine

Very Fine U.S. Navy N.P. Ames-Wm. Jenks "Mule Ear" Breech Loading Percussion Carbine Dated 1846

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $4,750
Price Realized:

Very Fine U.S. Navy N.P. Ames-Wm. Jenks "Mule Ear" Breech Loading Percussion Carbine Dated 1846

Manufacturer: Ames N P Pistols
Model: Jenks
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 52 percussion
Barrel: 24 1/4 inch round
Finish: brown/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 6528
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 60
Class: Antique
Description:

Ames manufactured only 4,250 of these distinctive "mule ear" carbines between 1843 and 1846. "Wm. JENKS" and "USN/RC/P/1846" are marked on the top of the barrel at the breech ahead of the oval loading aperture. Small inspection marks are on several components. The lock plate has the Ames three-line marking in the center and "Wm JENKS" towards the rear. A sling ring is mounted on the lower tang. The stock has an inspector's cartouche on the left flat.

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall with 85% plus original brown and casehardened finish, aged patina on the brass, light scratches and marks throughout, the otherwise fine stock with crisp markings aside from the cartouche. Mechanically excellent.



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