33. U.S. Model 1841 Percussion Rifle Civil War-Altered

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.58 cal, 33" barrel with an about very good, lightly oxidized bore. The barrel is a dull pewter gray patina with light oxidation sparsely scattered about the surface, with remnants of some light pitting here and there. V P firing proofs are evident at the left radius and the tang is 1845-dated, there has been a thin brass blade front sight added and a simple sporting-style semi-buckhorn v-notch rear as well. The lockplate is a silvery patina with crisp markings and 1845 date, showing a bit of light oxidation. The brass has toned to a dull goldenrod patina overall and the spare nipple is in place beneath the patchbox door. The walnut stock rates very good as lightly refinished many years ago, the edges softened only slightly. The left side of the butt shows an outline of a pendulum-style patchbox which was once fitted, the recess filled with a synthetic material which blends well with the original wood. There is a collar-style, clamp-on bayonet lug affixed 3 1/2" from the muzzle and a brass-tipped ramrod is present; the lock is crisp and mechanically functional. (38783-24) {ANTIQUE} (1800/2200) SOLD FOR $1,495.00

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