Shortened & Tacked Leman Percussion Rifle

.50 caliber. 28.5" pinned octagonal heavy barrel, 1" across the flats at the muzzle. SN: NSN. Browned barrel, brass and pewter furniture, hardwood stock. Barrel marked "HE LEMAN/LANCASTER, PA" and "WARRANTED". Lightly engraved, single screw, single trigger commercial percussion lock with illegible markings. Lock is likely a period of use replacement as it is partially secured in the mortise with nails and is somewhat ill-fitting. Stock cut back to half-stock length with poured pewter nose cap. Brass butt plate, triggerguard and toe plate. Brass patchbox added to stock. Fixed notch rear sight dovetailed front sight blade. Stock decorated on obverse, reverse and along the wrist and comb with added brass tacks, with some missing along the comb line, leaving only their square brass shanks.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness


Fair to good. Barrel with a moderately oxidized brown patina, with legible markings and some scattered pitting. Not mechanically functional, bore with strong rifling, moderate oxidation and moderate pitting. Stock with moderate wear, forend shortened with crude pewter nose cap missing some pewter. Some wood loss with chipping and wear around pin holes, primary barrel pin replaced, wood showing dents and dings.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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