Lot #1197
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Lot 1198: Percussion American Long Rifle with John Sites Barrel

Percussion American Long Rifle Marked J. Sites Boonville, Missouri

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1198: Percussion American Long Rifle with John Sites Barrel

Percussion American Long Rifle Marked J. Sites Boonville, Missouri

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized:

Percussion American Long Rifle Marked J. Sites Boonville, Missouri

Manufacturer: American
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 41 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 443
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 166
Class: Antique
Description:

German immigrant gunsmith John Sites Sr. of Virginia moved to Missouri in the mid-1830s. The rifle has blade and notch sighted, "J. SITES/BOONVILLE Mo" stamped on top of the breech section, no visible markings on the lock, adjustable double set triggers, a double spurred trigger guard, simple lock screw washer, nice toe plate, cheekpiece, and plain stock.

Rating Definition:

Very good with a mix of refinished blue, dark brown patina, and mild pitting on the lock and barrel; aged patina on the brass furniture, and mild overall wear. The stock is also very good and has some gaps around the inlets, a few thin cracks, and minor scratches and dings. The lock needs mechanical work.



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