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Relic Condition Half Stock Percussion Rifle by Enterprise Gun Works

.52 caliber. 36" octagonal barrel with under lug. SN: NSN. Browned finish, brass furniture, hardwood half stock with pewter nose cap. Single screw commercial percussion lock, drum bolster, weak barrel marking that reads "WORKS PITTSBURG", almost certainly originally marked Enterprise Gunworks Pittsburg. Extended scroll triggerguard, shortened butt with butt and toe plates missing. Forend secured by an old raw hide wrap. A good example of an apparently "western used" rifle that has a completely honest look.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness

Condition:

Fair. About relic condition and dry as if barn found out west. Barrel heavily oxidized with a dark brown patina, surface oxidation and some pitting. Lock functional, hammer loose on tumbler, bore poor with no rifling and heavy pitting. Stock heavily worn, short and damaged at the butt with butt plate missing. Stock scored and worn and very dry. 

Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,160
06/08/2022

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