November 28, 2018 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


J&J Miller Fullstock Pill Lock Revolving Rifle

.50 caliber, 32" octagon barrel, no SN. Bright finish, brass mounted walnut full stock. Seven-shot, manually rotated cylinder with pellet primer recesses and Miller patent stop mechanism at rear of forend, forward of cylinder. Lightly engraved back action lock marked J&J MILLER, lightly engraved breech plug tang. Top of barrel marked: J&J MILLER / ROCHESTER. Fixed rear sight, small brass front sight blade. Wooden "ramrod" with copper band at tip and iron ferrule at end. Miller marked revolving rifles are quite rare compared to the later Billinghurst marked guns, and double Miller marked revolving rifles are exceptionally scarce. This is a very nice example of one of these rare, double marked guns.


Very good. Metal with a mostly smooth, lightly oxidized brownish patina with clear markings and some very lightly scattered pinpricking. Mechanically functional, good bore with even light to moderate pitting and strong rifling. Pin that secures the rear section of the gun to the cylinder and forend may be an old replacement as it appears too long to be truly serviceable. Stock with scattered bumps and dings, forend with more wear and an 8" sliver missing on the reverse near the end.

Estimate: $3,500 - $6,000
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