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Lot 282: British G.H. Daw Percussion Volunteer Rifle

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 282: British G.H. Daw Percussion Volunteer Rifle

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

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

British G.H. Daw Percussion Volunteer Rifle

Manufacturer: British
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 577
Barrel: 33 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 275
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 214
Class: Antique
Description:

This rifle is similar to the Pattern 1856 rifles used by the British military at the time but is more finely finished. It has a fixed notch front and 1,100 yard folding ladder rear sight with "P.W & S" marked on the right of the base, bayonet lug on the right marked "480", "GEORGE. H. DAW, 57, THREADNEEDLE ST, LONDON" marked on top of the barrel, double "25" bore size marks indicating .577 caliber and Birmingham proofs at the left of the breech, "G.H.DAW." marked lock, sling swivels on the upper barrel band and lower tang, circular silver plate inscribed with initials on top of the wrist, "3226" stamped on the underside of the buttstock, checkered forend section, and checkered stock wrist. Includes a London Armoury marked brass muzzle cap.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 75% original blue finish with smooth brown patina on the balance, 60% original case colors on the lock with some patches of moderate surface corrosion on the hammer and buttplate, patterns of case colors visible on the trigger guard with scattered light freckling, and sharp markings and edges in the metal overall. Stock is very fine with crisp checkering, a few cracks around the buttplate, some light scratches, and defined edges overall. Mechanically excellent.



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