May 02, 2019 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


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Harpers Ferry Model 1841 Hall Percussion Rifle

.52 caliber, 32.625" barrel secured by three pin retained bands, no S/N. Browned finish, walnut stock. Top of breech marked H. Ferry / US / 1841. The final variation of the Hall breech-loading rifle, produced in percussion, rather than flint at Harpers Ferry was the 1841. These guns had breech blocks marked as this one, but had the later "fish tail" action release and no extended pistol grip extension to the triggerguard. This gun was either made early in 1841 with the new breechblock and older 1819 pattern parts, or was assembled sometime there after, adding an 1841 block to an 1819 pattern gun to alter it to percussion. As Harpers Ferry, along with its machinery and store of parts was in Confederate hands in early 1841, it may have provided a supply of percussion breech blocks to easily alter 1819 flintlock Hall rifles in southern state arsenals. The rifle has a crude iron strap repair securing a crack at the rear of the stock, and anchoring it to the screw that holds the rear action plate in place. All parts have a matching patina that indicates the rifle has been in this configuration since the period of use. Retains both sling swivels, missing the cleaning rod.

Condition:

Good. Untouched with a thick brown patina, scattered oxidation and some scattered pitting. Clear breech markings, breech block functions, mainspring appears to be broken. Bore poor, dirty, crusty and rusty. Stock crisp and untouched with some bumps and dings and the period repaired crack behind the action.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,058
05/02/2019

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