53. U.S. Model 1819 Hall Breech-Loading Flintlock Rifle

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.52 cal, 32 5/8" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The metal surfaces on this rather nice second production Hall rifle are primarily a pewter gunmetal gray patina, now showing remnants of a red-brown enamel, likely applied many years ago to try and replicate the very nice browning that these rifles once had. The breechblock remains rather nice and is a mottled gray case-hardened patina showing some strong remnants of colors in the protected areas, the combustion chamber very clean with hardened grease; it is marked "JH Hall/H Ferry/U.S./1838". The stock rates very good to very good plus with crisp edges and nice unmolested raised grain with only a few minor dings and handling marks here and there. It seems to have an honest coating of grime from the years which has obscured its color, the forestock being a nice rich red-russet; there are no remnants of any cartouches visible. The action is crisp and seems to function well mechanically. A very clean example overall that would be much improved were it disassembled and the paint professionally removed. (38238-25) {ANTIQUE} (1800/2200) SOLD FOR $2,645.00

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