Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 400.00 USD
Estimated at 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD
RIFLE. Cal. 52. NSN. Daniel Fish of New York, NY operated from approx. 1844-1875 producing percussion pistols & rifles. The octagon barrel has been cut to 34 3/8" engraved on top flat "D FISH NEW YORK'. German silver blade front sight & notch rear sight. Under rib with 2 pipes holds a hardwood ramrod. Island hammer lock has floral engraving that extends to breech section & barrel tang. Breech section has 2 ornate bands. Double set triggers, rear is set. Walnut wedge fastened half length stock with checkering at wrist & left side cheekpiece. Stock is adorned with German silver ornamentation & fittings including nose cap, thimble, wedge escutcheons, pierced sideplate, finger curl trigger guard, prancing buck on cheekpiece, toe plate crescent buttplate, circular patch box lid & engraved spear finial patchbox plate. CONDITION: barrel has brown patina corroded appearance with areas of in the white showing around stock change, spots of oxidation, marks & spots of light cleaning. Wood has very good finish with scattered light impressions & marks. German silver ornamentation has very good appearance with light tarnish & small deposits of verdigris primarily on patchbox. Very good shiny bore. (01-21062/MD). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.