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Tacked Fullstock Percussion Trade Rifle by Leman

.56 smoothbore. 32.5" pinned octagonal barrel. SN: NSN. Browned barrel, brass furniture, German silver decorations, faux striped maple stock with raised cheek rest. Single screw percussion lock is lightly engraved and marked "LEMAN/LANCTR PA". Barrel with drum bolster is marked "H.E. LEMAN/LANCASTER, PA" and "WARRANTED". Simple commercial round brass patchbox with other plain brass commercial furniture consisting of butt and toe plates, finger extension triggerguard, nose cap, two thimbles and an entry pipe. The smooth rifle is decorated with German silver inlays including a dog on point in the obverse wrist, a dog on the run in the reverse wrist and a spread-winged eagle on the cheek rest. Stock is decorated with brass tacks along the forend and behind the tang on the wrist and on the cheek rest and below it. Some of the tacks are missing, leaving empty holes, while others are missing their heads revealing square brass shanks. The trriggerguard has been decorated by having numerous diagonal lines cut into it. An attractive smooth rifle with the look of some real, legitimate Native use.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness

Condition:

Good. Metal moderately oxidized with scattered surface roughness and some pitting, particularly around the breech, bolster and lock area. Markings mostly legible, lock worn and need some attention to reliably function. Skirt of hammer nose is chipped. Smooth bore is good with moderate oxidation and pitting. Stock broken with an old repair at the wrist using screws and nails. The wood is damaged and repaired around the mortise with some wood missing. An additional 3" sliver of wood is missing on the reverse forend near the counterpane. Otherwise with the usual moderate wear, showing bumps, dings and mars as well as some chipped loss around the pin holes.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$7,200
06/08/2022

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