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Native Altered Percussion Trade Gun by Isaac Hollis & Sons

.58 caliber. 31.5" pinned three-stage octagon to round barrel. SN: NSN. Browned finish, brass and iron furniture, walnut stock. Flat, Enfield style percussion lock marked with the usual Isaac & Hollis trademark at the tail and "I HOLLIS & SONS/LONDON" forward of the hammer. Left angled barrel flat with Birmingham commercial proofs and "24" gauge mark, indicating .58 caliber. Near relic condition shortened and modified stock with buttplate removed, an arrow design cut through the buttstock, the barrel shortened around 6" and forend shortened similarly. Three screw serpent side plate with rear screw missing, oversized iron triggerguard, two corrugated brass ramrod pipes with an additional sheet iron pipe added near the muzzle secured through a barrel tenon with an old nail. Pipes secure an old wooden ramrod. Stock with typical raised carved aprons around the breech plug tang and at the tail of the lock and counterpane. Stock with numerous added old tacks and many more missing leaving old iron shanks without heads in the forend and butt as well as some tack holes. A great looking, unmolested Native used and modified trade gun. 

Condition:

Good, relic condition showing heavy wear and use. Metal with a thick brown patina, surface roughness and pitting. Markings partially legible, lock not functional, bore heavily pitted and worn. Stock with heavy wear, shortened and modified during the period with nails replacing some of the pins, a substantial number of chips, dings and areas of wood loss. Also showing cracks around the lock mortise and some gapping around the tang. Triggerguard loose and possibly an old, period of use replacement.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$4,500
06/08/2022

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