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Lot 3318: Serial Number 11 Frank Wesson Second Type Two Trigger Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

British Proofed Serial Number 11 Frank Wesson Second Type Two Trigger Single Shot .22 Caliber Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

British Proofed Serial Number 11 Frank Wesson Second Type Two Trigger Single Shot .22 Caliber Rifle

Manufacturer: Frank Wesson
Model: Two Trigger
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue/nickel
Grip:
Stock: highly figured walnut
Item Views: 238
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 171
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured between 1872 and 1888. Marked "11" on many of the components. Globe front sight, adjustable notch rear sight, tang mounted peep sight, and barrel marked "FRANK WESSON WORCESTER MASS./PAT'D OCT 25 1859 & NOV 11 1862". Toggle link on the left side of the barrel and manual ejector on the right side. The barrel bears British proofs on the right side near the chamber. Nicely figured walnut straight grip stock with "A105" behind the lower tang and a nickel crescent buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 97% original nickel plating on the frame and 80% original blue on the barrel, scattered light spotting, and some wear along the high edges. The wood is very fine with numerous small scratches and some pressure marks. Mechanically excellent.



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