Half-Stocked Percussion Trade Gun by Leman

.56 caliber. 36" pinned octagon to round barrel. SN: NSN. Blued barrel, brass furniture, walnut stock with raised cheek rest. Single screw commercial percussion lock is lightly engraved and marked "HENRY PARKER/WARRANTED". Top flat of barrel with drum bolster is weakly marked "LEMAN LANCASTER PA WARRANTED". Simple brass crescent butt plate, plain toe plate, finger extension triggerguard. German silver front sight blade. Stock cut back to "half stock" configuration long ago, with an old iron wire ring in the upper barrel tenon to help retain a wood ramrod. As well worn and heavily used trade gun from the famous Leman shop in Lancaster.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness


Fair. Metal heavily oxidized with scattered surface roughness and some pitting. Mechanically functional, but lock is not crisp and hammer is loose on the tumbler with the hammer screw an apparently old replacement. Stock worn, cut back about 20", with splintered and cracked loss forward of the lock mortise, at the lock screw and at the surviving pin hole. Otherwise with some minor cracking in the forend and numerous scattered bumps, dings and mars.

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
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