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Model 1855 Percussion Rifle

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
207
Sold for:
$8,610$7,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Model 1855 Percussion Rifle, c. 1859, walnut stock with two crisp cartouches on left side, steel patchbox on butt, steel fittings, and brass nose cap, lockplate dated on tail 1859, and marked U.S./HARPERS FERRY, barrel dated 1859 on the breech, with proofmarks, barrel lg. 33, overall lg. 49 1/2 in.

Provenance: From the collection of the late Peter F. Frazier and M. Prudence Fleck.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Very good condition with only minor dings in stock, steel parts are bright with some scattered light patina.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

steel fittings, steel patchbox, United States, M. Prudence Fleck, Peter F. Frazier, steel parts