Fullstock Leman Percussion Rifle

.36 caliber. 39" pinned octagonal barrel. SN: NSN. Browned barrel, commercial brass furniture, German silver pin escutcheons, full-length stock with raised cheek rest and checkered wrist. Single screw percussion lock is lightly engraved and marked "LEMAN/LANCTR, PA". Lock equipped with double set triggers. Barrel with drum bolster and marked in three lines "LEMAN/LANCASTER/WARRANTED". Brass furniture includes a lightly engraved round patchbox, engraved brass saddle plate and toe plate, plain finger extension triggerguard, ramrod pipes and nose cap. Crescent iron buttplate. Brass wrist shield with eagle from a Civil War imported Brazilian Light Minie Rifle added to the reverse butt behind the cheek rest. Dovetailed notch rear sight, dovetailed German silver front sight blade. Forend with pins concealed by oval German silver escutcheons.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness


Good. Metal moderately oxidized with scattered roughness and some pitting. Markings mostly legible, mechanically functional lock, bore good with strong rifling, moderate oxidation and some pitting. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars and some repaired minor cracks in the forend, which has been shortened about .5" in length.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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