Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 53: Engraved Jennings Muzzleloading Percussion Rifle

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Scarce Engraved Jennings Muzzleloading Percussion Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Scarce Engraved Jennings Muzzleloading Percussion Rifle

Manufacturer: Robbins & Lawrence
Model: Jennings
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 54
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 369
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 69
Class: Antique
Description:

This Jennings rifle was manufactured in 1852 by Robbins and Lawrence in Windsor, Vermont, as a muzzleloader using modified components from the unsuccessful Jennings breechloading and repeating rifles. The rifled barrel has a small blade front sight, and a notch rear sight is fitted at the front of the frame. The frame and buttplate have scroll engraving. The left side of the frame has the Robbins & Lawrence and C.P. Dixon markings. The stock has a nickel-silver oval on the left side lightly inscribed with what a faint marking that appears to have "Keene MH" on the upper line.

Rating Definition:

Good overall with mottled dark brown patina, mild oxidation, replacement rod tube, repaired break through the wrist, and general moderate wear. Mechanically fine.



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