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3190
$2,012.50

INTERESTING LARGE BORE PERCUSSION RIFLE CONVERTED FROM FLINTLOCK MARKED WM OGILVIE.

SN NSN. Cal. 6 bore. (.865 Bore diameter. 9 deep rectangular grooves) 43-1/2″ Tapered twist bbl is engraved “William Ogilvie” on octagonal breech end, which rapidly tapers to round. A one standing, one folding leaf express rear sight is dovetailed through and a semi-relief engraved starburst is in front of sight. Bolstered patent breech has been fitted and has German silver band inlay at rear. Large round bodied lock is converted from flint, and is presently fitted with flat faced percussion hammer. New work including lockplate and hammer are engraved with open scroll. Trigger plate is fitted with germanic type double set triggers. Furniture is of brass,with some scroll engraving. Trigger guard front extension has acorn finial. Germanic styled swan-necked full length stock is of walnut (?), and has shadow line right hand cheekpiece. Bbl attaches to stock with four side nails through oval silver escutcheons. Tulip headed steel ramrod mounts through three beaded brass pipes and thimble. Weight: 15 lbs. 4 oz. PROVENANCE: H&H letter concerning purchase of this rifle, and suggests that it was refurbished and converted by William Ogilvie of Grahamstown, Cape Colony, South Africa. CONDITION: Fair to good. Bbl retains nearly all of an old light colored re-brown. Other steel parts are cleaned to silver gray. Brass has golden patina. Stock retains nearly all of an old oil finish with some bolted repairs at left side of breech iron. Two side nails are missing. Lock works, but catches at half cock when fired. 49958-36 (1,000-2,000) – Lot 3190

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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