Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 400.00 USD
Estimated at 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD
EAR O/U PERCUSSION PARADOX RIFLE. Cal. 41 / 16 Ga. (Active 1857-1867). NSN. This ball-and-shot gun has O/U round 30.5" barrels. Top barrel has a German blade front sight, dovetail behind front sight, a semi-buckhorn rear sight, and a lollipop tang sight. Top of the barrel is marked "Wn W ROBINSON M CLEMENS MICH". Right side of the barrels has three pipes holding a hardwood ramrod. Right side "mule ear" lock has a single conventional trigger. Walnut buttstock has a brass finger curl trigger guard, circular patch box, teardrop lock sideplate, and a crescent buttplate. CONDITION: iron parts have dark patina and corrosion with prior pitting, notably around the nipples. Good walnut varnish, showing stress cracks through the knot on the right side of the buttstock, along with scattered cracks and impressions. Trigger guard is bent toward the right-hand side, with a portion of the rear tang protruding from the stock. Toe of the buttstock has a missing chip, and the toe of the buttplate is bent inward. Notable wood shrinkage around buttplate has buttplate protruding. Dark, pitted bores. Hammers appear to function. (01-24331/MD). ANTIQUE. $800-1,200.