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Lot 3241: Civil War U.S. Lindsay "Two Shot" Model 1863 Double Rifle-Musket

Desirable Civil War U.S. Lindsay "Two Shot" Model 1863 Double Percussion Rifle-Musket

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3241: Civil War U.S. Lindsay "Two Shot" Model 1863 Double Rifle-Musket

Desirable Civil War U.S. Lindsay "Two Shot" Model 1863 Double Percussion Rifle-Musket

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250
Price Realized:

Desirable Civil War U.S. Lindsay "Two Shot" Model 1863 Double Percussion Rifle-Musket

Manufacturer: Lindsay John P
Model: Two Shot
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 58
Barrel: 40 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 336
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 169
Class: Antique
Description:

Approximately 1,000 of these two shot rifle-muskets were manufactured by J.P. Lindsay of New York between 1863-1864. They are known to have been tested by or issued to the 5th, 16th, and 23rd Michigan and 9th New Hampshire. The 9th tested "the new double-shooting rifles" on November 8th, 1864 and found that they "...showed off their demerits to good advantage, flashed, fizzled, and failed famously; enough to secure their condemnation and a speedy exchange to the Springfield rifle." However, it appears the 16th Michigan carried the rifles for at least a short time during the Petersburg campaign. "LINDSAY/PATENT'D.OCT.9.1860" marked on top of the breech. Two oval script "ADK" (Andrew D. King) inspection cartouches stamped on the left stock flat.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining mostly armory bright metal surfaces with some scattered areas of very light surface freckling, a few patches of light pitting on the buttplate, and sharp edges and markings in the metal. Stock is very fine with defined edges, a few scattered light scratches, and crisp cartouches. Mechanically excellent.



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