Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 14: P. W. Porter Third Model Revolving Turret Rifle

Auction Date: June 5, 2020

Very Scarce P. W. Porter Third Model Revolving Turret Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500

Very Scarce P. W. Porter Third Model Revolving Turret Rifle

Manufacturer: Porter P W
Model: Turret-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 28 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2269
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 13
Class: Antique
Description:

This is an early Third Model version of Parry W. Porter's distinctive turret rifles (approximately 680-1225 serial number range) and includes the U-shaped turret cover, a piece missing from most surviving Porter rifles. It has off-set blade and notch sights, "ADDRESS/P.W. PORTER/NEW-YORK" and "P.W. PORTER'S/PATENT/1851." on the upper left barrel flat, "O" on the outside of the hinged side plate below the hammer, matching serial numbers on various components, and smooth stock with crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very good with mostly smooth brown patina throughout, mild oxidation, barely visible hairline crack across the top of the wrist of the stock, reworked/repaired lever, mild scrapes and dings, and general mild wear. Mechanically fine.



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