Ohio Marked Brazilian Light Minie Rifle by O.P. Drissen of Liege

.58 caliber. 32" barrel secured by two flat, spring-retained barrel bands. SN: NSN. Blued and color casehardened finish, brass and iron furniture, walnut stock. Weak “D-{ANCHOR}-C” mark on lock and on other parts, indicating manufacture by O.P. Drissen of Liege Belgium. Brass "Eagle & Shield" plate on wrist, wrist stamped with "OHIO" ownership stamp. Retains original long range rear sight front sight, keyed saber bayonet lug, both sling swivels and correct ramrod. Roughly 6,000 of these rifles were imported by the US during the American Civil War through arms retailer C.K. Garrison. Many were subsequently sent by the Ordnance Department to the state of Ohio circa 1863 and these guns were marked OHIO in a sans-serif font on the wrist and sometimes on the counterpane.


Very good, attic and untouched. Metal heavily oxidized and moderately pitted overall, leaving the markings weak. Mechanically functional, fair bore is moderately pitted throughout with visible rifling. Wood is about fine, crisp and untouched with clear markings and a small chip missing behind the bolster. 

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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