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Percussion Trade Gun by H.E. Leman

.50 caliber. 46.25" wedge-retained two-stage octagon to round barrel. SN: NSN. Bright finish, brass furniture, faux-striped hardwood stock with raised cheek rest. Lightly engraved single-screw percussion lock marked "LEMAN/LANCTR, PA". Single trigger, drum bolster. Brass buttplate, toe plate, lock screw escutcheon, triggerguard with extended finger spur, nose cap and ramrod pipes. Barrel decorated with punch dot pattern groups that may be intended to represent a medicine wheel or the "Four Directions" of the Lakota. Gun with an old applied coat of varnish, turning yellowish on the barrel. Includes a wood ramrod.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness

Condition:

Very good. Barrel cleaned to a pewter gray color with scattered oxidation and some pitting and an old coat of varnish. Mechanically functional lock, smooth bore moderately oxidized. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars but much crisper than most similar arms of this age, with good lines and edges and a small chip out of the toe. 

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,020
06/08/2022

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