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H.E. Leman Chief's Grade Trade Rifle

.46 caliber. 42" pinned octagonal barrel. SN: NSN. Browned finish, brass furniture, full-length faux striped hardwood stock with checkered wrist and raised cheek rest. Lightly engraved single-screw lock marked "Henry Parker/Warranted". Barrel with stamped geometric and intertwined designs and marked "LEMAN LANCASTER PA" and "WARRANTED". Stock with engraved four-piece, two-leg Lancaster style brass patchbox with the release concealed in the tip of the engraved toe plate. Stock with German silver lozenge shaped plate in toe line. Fixed buckhorn rear sight and dovetailed brass Rocky Mountain front sight. Two corrugated brass thimbles and a plain brass entry pipe secure a wood ramrod. A very attractive, if later 19th century Leman trade "rifle" in a much higher grade than they are normally encountered.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness

Condition:

Good. Metal with a thick brown patina showing moderate oxidation, some surface roughness and moderate pitting around the breech area. Lock functional, smooth bore heavily pitted and oxidized. Stock with moderate wear to the faux finish and with some significant wood loss around the top edge of the lock and bolster, apparently from percussion burn out. Otherwise stock with scattered bumps, dings and handling marks, a couple of old grain cracks in the forend and the toe and some wear to the checkering at the wrist.

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,560
06/08/2022

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