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Lot 240: Rotary Breech Percussion Rifle

Scarce Unidentified Rotary Breech Percussion Rifle

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 240: Rotary Breech Percussion Rifle

Scarce Unidentified Rotary Breech Percussion Rifle

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

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Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Scarce Unidentified Rotary Breech Percussion Rifle

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Percussion Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 30 inch part octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 259
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 200
Class: Antique
Description:

The only marking found on this interesting breech loading rifle is "2140" stamped in the stock on the top of the wrist. The general profile has a New York style. The octagon to round barrel has a post front sight and a second post on the breech section. A rear sight groove is cut into the rotating breech. The nipple is used to rotate the breech counter clockwise 1/4 turn for reloading. This brings the chamber opening to the left side of the frame and also keeps the nipple out of alignment with the hammer until the chamber is back in alignment with the barrel. The slab sided stock has a crescent steel buttplate. Provenance: The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

Rating Definition:

Very good with some patches of original blue finish on the frame and otherwise mainly smooth brown patina, some mild pitting, angled wear at the muzzle, and general mild overall wear. The re-oiled stock is also very good and has some minor chips at the edges of the wrist and general scrapes and dings. Mechanically fine.



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