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Full Stock Percussion Rifle by Leman

.58 caliber. 33" pinned octagon to round barrel. SN: NSN. Browned barrel, brass furniture, faux striped hardwood stock with raised cheek rest. Single screw percussion lock marked "LEMAN/LANCTR, PA". Nocksform of barrel marked "H.E. LEMAN/LANCASTER, PA" and "WARRANTED" with stamped decorative boarder lines. Semi-buckhorn rear sight, dovetailed brass Rocky Mountain sight blade. Plain brass commercial furniture, including finger extension triggerguard, crescent butt plate, toe plate, nose cap and ramrod pipes. Includes a brass tipped wood ramrod. Mr. Ness' tag notes that this is a "rare configuration" and the gun is likely an Indian trade rifle. The form is that of a "smooth rifle" or "buck and ball gun", so it was surprising to find the bore rifled. A very nice, lightweight percussion rifle by Henry Leman.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness

Condition:

Very good. Metal with a mostly smooth brown patina with some scattered surface oxidation and some lightly scattered pitting. Mechanically functional, very good bore with strong rifling. Brass with an attractive golden patina, stock solid with scattered light bumps, dings and mars.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,040
06/08/2022

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