Full Stock Leman Percussion Rifle Showing Native American Use

.52 caliber. 34" pinned octagonal barrel. SN: NSN. Heavily oxidized metal, brass furniture, full-length walnut stock. Single screw commercial percussion lock is lightly engraved and unmarked. Barrel with drum bolster, is marked "H.E. LEMAN/LANCASTER PA" and "WARRANTED". Typical commercial cast brass furniture including plain round patchbox, crescent buttplate, finger extension triggerguard, ramrod pipes. Nose cap missing. Stock shows signs of having been heavily tacked, with the tacks now missing, leaving a large number of holes in the stock as well as a few brass shanks, also leaving the impressions in the wood from the tack heads. A heavily used and very authentic appearing Native used Leman rifle.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness


Fair to good. Untouched and near relic condition. Metal oxidized, mostly brown with scattered surface roughness and pitting. Lock functional, hammer screw replaced. Bore about fair, with visible rifling and heavy pitting. Stock with heavy wear, chipped loss at the toe, a weathered appearance, slivered loss and cracks in the foren and numerous bumps, dings and mars. 

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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