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Lot 1163: Simeon North U.S. 1833 Hall Percussion Rifled Carbine

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Scarce Simeon North U.S. Contract Model 1833 Hall Breech Loading Percussion Rifled Saddle Ring Carbine with Triangular Ramrod Bayonet

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Scarce Simeon North U.S. Contract Model 1833 Hall Breech Loading Percussion Rifled Saddle Ring Carbine with Triangular Ramrod Bayonet

Manufacturer: Simeon North
Model: Hall
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 52
Barrel: 26 3/16 inch round
Finish: brown/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 313
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 74
Class: Antique
Description:

The Model 1833 is very significant as the first adopted U.S. martial percussion firearm and also the first U.S. martial arm to employ an underbarrel bayonet that slides into the ramrod channel. 1,028 were manufactured in .58 caliber in 1834, and 6,135 were manufactured in .52 caliber in 1836-1839. Originally issued in smoothbore, this example has been updated with six-groove rifling at some point during it's service life and remains in .52 caliber. The Model 1833 was primarily used by the 1st and 2nd U.S. Dragoons in the Indian Wars, including the Seminole Wars in Florida, and some remained in use during the Civil War, though by then they were considered obsolete. "U.S/S. NORTH/MIDLtn/CONN/1837" (the date is faint) marked breech block. "NWP" (Nahum W. Patch) inspection initials marked on the left breech end of the barrel, and an oval script "NWP" inspection cartouche marked on the left stock flat. The implement compartment on the underside of the buttstock contains a ball puller and combination pick/screwdriver. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good, retaining 40% brown finish with some light flaking, light pitting, some light scratches, and a patch of dings on the right breech end of the receiver. 85% plus dark oil-quenched blue case colors on the breech block with a few patches of light surface corrosion. Stock is good as moderately worn during period of usage with scattered scratches and dents, a crack ahead of the lever on the underbelly, separated cracks visible on either side behind the receiver, and a defined cartouche. Mechanically excellent.



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