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3008
$2,875.00

SUPERB PROTOTYPE BREECH LOADING ENGLISH ARSENAL MODEL.

NSN. Cal. about 36. This very well built 12″ steel bbl with fine steel and brass interrupted thread breech has working elevation and pneumatic recoil cylinder. Carriage is all brass with cast iron wheels and axle covers and can quite possibly be a British arsenal model though there are no discernible markings. Slender tube has a flared muzzle and bore measures about .36″ at muzzle. This early breech loading model still required a friction primer for ignition and is a variant not seen before of early bag guns. Model measures 17″ overall and about 8-1/2″ hub to hub. PROVENANCE: Ex. Springfield Arsenal, LLC Artillery Collection. CONDITION: Overall very good. Bbl has scattered rust and pitting. Bore and vent are clear. Brass carriage has good patina. Only marking discernible is an arrow engraved into bottom of brass support for trunions. Axle cover and wheels have good green paint with about a 1/2″ chip in casting of inner hub of left wheel. Mechanically breech and elevation are functional. 51447-1 (3,000-4,000) – Lot 3008

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Auction: Firearms - April 2017
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