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    Sale 5854

    Arms & Armour

    18 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 113

    A PERCUSSION PLAINS RIFLE WITH TURN-OVER BARRELS FOR BALL AND SHOT

    CIRCA 1840-50

    Price Realised  

    A PERCUSSION PLAINS RIFLE WITH TURN-OVER BARRELS FOR BALL AND SHOT
    CIRCA 1840-50
    With sighted heavy octagonal russet barrels released by a sping-catch on the side-plate, the rifled barrel cut with eight grooves, both sides with a full-length brass rib, that on the left formed with the ramrod aperture, plain iron lock, varnished figured 'tiger-stripe' butt, the cheekpiece inset with a pricked white metal eagle, pierced brass patch-box with hinged cover, brass mounts, ramrod, and some lightly patinated finish
    29 3/8in (74.6cm) barrels


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