Shortened and Native Decorated Leman Percussion Trade Rifle

.48 caliber. 27.5" pinned octagonal barrel. SN: NSN. Bright finish, brass and iron mountings, faux striped hardwood stock. Rifle shortened during the period of use and decorated with tacks along the forend and on the butt. Second rear sight dovetail cut into top of barrel in Leman address. Lightly engraved single screw percussion lock with weak "LEMAN/LANCTR, PA" markings. Crescent iron buttplate, brass toe plate, finger spur brass triggerguard, brass nose cap, plain round brass patchbox. Brass thimbles with wood ramrod. Some tack heads broken off, revealing square shanks. Stock with raised cheek rest.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness


Good. Metal with a mottled and oxidized grayish patina, showing some pitting and roughness. Markings partially legible, lock functional with no half cock position, bore fair, with strong rifling and moderate pitting. Stock with scattered bumps, dings and mars and wear to the faux finish. Forend with some scattered areas of slivering and minor wood loss, along with some slivered cracking.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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