1715. Rare Whitney 1816 Massachusetts Percussion Converted Rifle

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.69 Cal, 42'' barrel with an oxidized bore. This rifle utilizes a Belgian-style conversion along with a thinned buttstock and a high humped heavy brass Sea Fencible buttplate. The lockplate is marked with ''N. HAVEN'' in a banner ahead of the hammer and there do not appear to be any other lock markings. The barrel has a faint circled proof and a date that is indiscernible due to oxidation. The iron surfaces remain partially bright with the lock being a gray patina, some oxidation and light pitting most notably near the breech and some band removal dings on the barrel. The brass buttplate is a dull yellow patina with rack number ''22'', a few dings and some oxidation staining. The walnut stock rates very good with strong edges, an older added varnish, a few chips in the ramrod channel, the expected handling wear and dings from the years. The lock is functional and what appears to be the original ramrod is present. A very good example of a hard-to-find U.S. martial arm. (208981-1) {ANTIQUE} (700/900) Sold For 575.00

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