Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 750.00 USD
Estimated at 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD
Cal. 42. NSN. 42 1/2" swamped octagon bbl. fitted w/ replacement square-notch rear & German silver front sights is marked "??? S. Dresbach" on top flat (Samuel Dreisbach 1814-1838 Mifflinburg, PA.). Trade percussion lock marked "WARRANTED" has stamped engraving. Rifle fitted w/ dbl. set triggers. Full length stock of attractive curly maple extends to muzzle w/ 2" brass cap & is pinned to bbl. Stock is brass mounted w/ finger spur to trigger guard. Crescent buttplate has 3" return. A sm. cheekpiece is on left side. Sideplate is rectangular w/ rectangular reductions at front & back. Hickory ramrod is held by 2 beaded & faceted pipes & matching tailpipe. CONDITION: iron parts w/ gray brown patina, nicely toned. Sights, nipple, brass flash protector & cleanout screw to drum are new. Stock retains most of an old oil refinish, sharp edges rounded. There are some noted repairs to wood on bbl. channel & w/ repaired cracks. Bore is bright & shiny w/ strong rifling. Lock & triggers are operable. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19582/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,500.