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Lot 283: British Brunswick Volunteer Rifle by Wilkinson with Bayonet

British Wilkinson Percussion Brunswick Volunteer Rifle with Bayonet

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 283: British Brunswick Volunteer Rifle by Wilkinson with Bayonet

British Wilkinson Percussion Brunswick Volunteer Rifle with Bayonet

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500
Price Realized:

British Wilkinson Percussion Brunswick Volunteer Rifle with Bayonet

Manufacturer: British
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 577
Barrel: 30 1/4 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 469
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 214
Class: Antique
Description:

This Wilkinson made volunteer rifle has an outward appearance resembling the British military Brunswick pattern rifles, but is chambered in the updated .577 caliber; the standard British military service round in the latter part of the 1850s. It has a fixed notch front and folding leaf rear sight, bayonet bar on the right, "WILKINSON" marked on top of the barrel, "LONDON" marked lock, sling swivels mounted on the forend and underneath buttstock, volunteer rifle nomenclature "C/11/VC" marked in three lines on top of the brass buttplate and serial number "671" marked on the rear of the buttplate. Includes a Pattern 1848 Brunswick brass handled bayonet with the unit marking "96 E 20" on the hilt.

Rating Definition:

Very good with scattered light pin-prick pitting on the iron surfaces and otherwise sharp markings on the barrel and lock. Brass exhibits a bright patina. Stock is also very good with numerous scattered dents and scratches, and mostly defined edges. Mechanically excellent. Included bayonet is fine.



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