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Native Decorated Percussion Trade Rifle by Leman

.54 caliber. 32" pinned octagon barrel. SN: NSN. Bright finish, brass furniture, full-length hardwood stock. Lightly engraved percussion lock marked "LEMAN/LANCTR PA". Top flat of barrel marked "H.E. LEMAN/LANCASTER, PA" and "WARRANTED". Barrel is decorated with Native American themed decorations lightly cut into the metal in almost the style of tattoo art. The images are very light, but the accompanying paperwork has a card with the decorative images transcribed and they show arrows, lances, swirling lines and what appear to be fringed pipe bags. The rifle is further decorated with brass tacks around the edge of the butt. Rifle with simple brass furniture including butt and toe plates, plain round brass patchbox, nose cap and three plain thimbles with a plain wood ramrod. Barrel with dovetailed notch rear sight and dovetailed brass blade front sight. Stock with raised cheek rest.

Condition:

Good. Metal with a moderately oxidized brownish gray patina, showing some surface roughness and light pitting. Markings mostly clear, apparently Native applied decorations much weaker. Mechanically functional, good bore with strong rifling and scattered pitting. Stock with moderate wear and loss, particularly along the upper edges of the forend, showing repaired cracks in the forend and substantial, if well performed repair at the wrist. Otherwise with scattered bumps and dings and a small crack at the toe.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,800
06/08/2022

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