261. Adirondack Repeating Rifle by O.M. Robinson of Plattsburgh, New York

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Description Update (3/15/17): 1/2" crack at upper tang and 2" crack to right side of wrist

serial #198, 44 RF, 26" octagon barrel with a two thirds magazine and a bright excellent bore. This rifle remains in very nice condition. The rifle has matching numbers on its frame, end grain of stock and the inside toe of buttplate, the barrel does not show a number but it could be on the shank. The inside of the loading gate is numbered "198" and the top of the bolt is marked "ROBINSONS PAT. APR. 28 72. / MF'd BY ADIRONDACK FIRE ARMS C / PLATTSBURGH, N.Y." and "PAT. MAR. 10. 57 / EXTD FEB. 27. 71". The barrel and magazine retain about 25% original blue blending with a pleasing smooth brown patina. The action retains about 85% of a very old and probably original nickel plated finish with the areas of exposed brass bearing a pleasing untouched patina. The plain walnut buttstock rates very good plus with lots of original finish remaining and with light crazing evident in the finish. The fit is excellent, particularly the buttplate. The rifle is sighted with a German silver Rocky Mountain blade front sight and semi-buckhorn rear. There is a second dovetail beneath the existing sight, its purpose is unknown and the thin steel plate which slides into the front bottom of action is missing. These Adirondack rifles are rare and few details are known regarding their manufacture. They were produced between 1870 and 1874 when the Henry was already out of production and the production of the 1866 Winchester was in full swing. A very nice example of these interesting repeating rifles which were made just 18 miles from the Canadian border. (18087-131) {ANTIQUE} [Kenneth Fry Collection] (4000/6000) SOLD FOR $4,600.00

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