114. Prussian Model 1841 Needle Gun by Saarn

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serial #4318, 15mm, 36" barrel with a bright very good plus bore that shows a couple minor pits and some scattered frosting. The in-the-white barrel, receiver and bolt of this 1862 dated rifle remain mostly bright with a few sparsely scattered small areas of pitting and some scattered spots of oxidation staining. The in-the-white buttplate and bandkeepers have turned a dull gray patina with scattered oxidation staining and the buttplate showing a large area of pitting at top. The brass bands and triggerguard are dulling to a mottled yellow with scattered oxidation staining, scratches and dings. The hardwood stock rates very good plus with an older added varnish, crisp Prussian cartouches, a few abrasions, scattered dings, handling marks and scratches. The receiver is marked with an issue date of 1869, the buttplate is unit marked "13.L.1.4.157.". The upper tang screw is mismatched but all other visible parts are matching, the rear sight is loose and there does not appear to be a needle or striker spring present and the bolt is not functioning correctly and will require mechanical attention. A very good example that likely saw service in the Franco-Prussian War. (207879-273) {ANTIQUE} [Craig Brown Collection] (2500/4500) SOLD FOR $3,105.00

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