Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 400.00 USD
Estimated at 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD
Cal. 34. NSN. 38 1/2" bbl. is fitted w/ U-notch rear & long brass blade front sights. Top flat stamped "DRESBACH" w/ pinwheel stampings either end (John Dreisbach 1814-1861 Mifflinburg, PA.?). Trade percussion lock marked "Atkinson(?) warranted" & has bird engraving on tail & scroll on flat faced serpentine hammer. Triggers are dbl. set. Full length stock of dramatic curly maple has 1 1/2" brass nosecap & is brass mounted w/ chamfered trigger guard having finger spur & secondary spur forming grip. Crescent buttplate w/ 4" return & nicely shaped sideplate. A silver oval is on top of grip. A simple classic cheekpiece is present on left side. A hickory ramrod is held by 2 faceted & beaded pipes w/ matching tailpipe. CONDITION: fair to good. Bbl. w/ old cleaning is now gray brown patina w/ considerable pitting toward muzzle. Brass well toned. Stock w/ old oil finish is quite striking. Dark bore, rifling evident. Lock & triggers operable. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19577/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.