Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 250.00 USD
Estimated at 500.00 - 700.00 USD
Cal. 50. NSN. The octagon 35 1/2" barrel has a German silver blade front sight and a large brass dovetailed base for the rear sight; the rear sight is broken off and missing. Bolster-style breech. Double-set triggers: front is straight and rear conventional is set. Full-length wedge-fastened maple stock with brass patchbox, finger-curl trigger guard, and crescent buttplate. German silver ornamentation includes four diamonds on the forearm, a diamond on the wrist, and a man in the moon on the cheekpiece. Hardwood ramrod is held by two brass pipes and a thimble. CONDITION: barrel & lock have a brown patina appearance mixed with pitting and corrosion, with several noticeable impact dents on the barrel. Stock has a repaired break through the wrist using glue, two wood splices, and two dowel plugs. Wood has been sanded and lightly refinished with a crack and filler around the lock, wood repair at the toe, a crack below the sideplate, wood splice on the left side barrel channel forward of the side plate, and large cracks extending from the nosecap. Brass acquired a mustard patina with small dents and verdigris throughout. Bore has strong rifling, showing pitting throughout. (01-24335/MD). ANTIQUE. $500-700.