25. Prussian Model 1862 Needle Gun

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serial #6, 15mm, 33 1/2" barrel with a very good bore that has a few areas of pitting but strong rifling. The receiver and barrel of this unmarked rifle have turned a dull brown patina with a couple light tool marks on right side of barrel underneath rear sight, some sparsely scattered pitting spots on barrel and receiver and oxidation staining on receiver. The bolt remains mostly bright with scattered areas of pitting and some tool marks on bolt knob and handle. The brass bands and triggerguard have turned a mottled yellow patina with some scattered oxidation staining and the lower tang also shows some moderate pitting and oxidation staining. The hardwood stock rates very good as-cleaned with a thin 1" crack at front of triggerguard, a 1" crack on either side of rear of receiver, a few light chips, scattered dings, scratches and handling marks. The rifle is equipped with a rear sight that is marked "5-600" and "7-800" and the barrel, bolt parts and screws are all matching to the receiver. There is no firing pin/needle present but the bands appear to be slightly loose. An honest example of a pivotal military rifle. (207879-274) {ANTIQUE} [Craig Brown Collection] (3000/5000) SOLD FOR $3,162.50

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