Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1298: Cased Engraved Transitional Percussion Revolving Rifle

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Fine Cased and Very Scarce British Percussion Transitional Revolving Rifle of Lang "Gas Seal" Type

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $7,500 - $12,000

Fine Cased and Very Scarce British Percussion Transitional Revolving Rifle of Lang "Gas Seal" Type

Manufacturer: British
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 54 bore
Barrel: 28 1/4 inch octagon
Finish: brown/casehardened/blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 321
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 239
Class: Antique
Description:

With browned octagonal Damascus barrel with blued bead front sight, blued notch rear sight of one standing and one folding leaf and cut with multi-groove rifling. Casehardened reciprocating cylinder engraved with a band of stylized running foliage around the leading edge. Casehardened action with dolphin hammer with long checkered spur. Well-figured walnut semi-pistol grip stock with checkered grip. Blued furniture comprising flat fronted trigger guard and heel plate. Fine scroll engraving throughout. London proof marks. In original brass cornered mahogany case lined in green baize, with brass 38 bore bullet mold and some lead bullets with card wads attached.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrel, action and furniture each respectively retain 60% original finish. The cylinder retains 30% original faded casehardened finish with a small shallow patch of corrosion marking. The stock is also fine with a very attractive figure pattern, crisp checkering, and only occasional scattered age related storage and handling marks and blemishes. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good with some age wear and staining to the lining.



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