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Lot 76: E. Remington & Sons Thomas Patent Percussion Cane Gun

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Scarce Early Production E. Remington & Sons Thomas Patent Percussion Cane Gun

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Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Scarce Early Production E. Remington & Sons Thomas Patent Percussion Cane Gun

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: Cane Gun
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 31
Barrel: 24 1/2 inch round
Finish: brown
Grip: hardwood
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Catalog Page: 55
Class: Antique
Description:

The Remington Cane Gun was designed by John F. Thomas, Remington's master mechanic. The percussion version is limited to the earliest of these arms around 1858-1866. Many of the estimated 500 percussion examples were also converted making original examples especially desirable. It has a period replacement handmade wood-like "L" shaped handle. The metal tip is marked "J.F. THOMAS/PATENT/FEB'Y 9 1858/REMINGTON & SON'S/ILION, N.Y./34". There are no markings by the button trigger. The overall length is 31 1/2 inches.

Rating Definition:

Fair, showing mostly an attractive antique brown patina with a few minor cracks/chips near the top of the outer shaft and a stabilized crack in the neck of the non-factory period replacement handle. Mechanically untested as the handle portion could not be unscrewed.



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