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Revised: 9/26/2015 

Please note: Estimate should be $6,500 – $7,500.


SN 52. Cal. 31. Made of brown gutta percha, 34″ long, with large curved handled and short handle shaft. Trigger is domed with concentric rings. It has metal tip with dbl reeded bands marked with the Thomas & Remington patent information it has a narrow iron sight ring with nickel silver bead. There is a 5/16″ nickel silver band at the junction of the handle and handle shaft. Handle is unscrewed from the main shaft for loading and once reassembled the handle is pulled to cock the striker and raise the rear sight in preparation for firing. To decock the striker one simply presses the sight which relieves striker spring tension and the shaft can be closed. There were only about 500 of these rare percussion cane guns produced 1858-1866 in two calibers and at least four handle styles. Completely orig examples without repairs are extremely rare. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, only SN visible is on the metal tip. Handle shaft has a filled area at the junction with the main shaft, otherwise gutta percha appears to be intact and is a dark chocolate patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong dark bore. 49662-9 JR (3,000-5,000) – Lot 3291

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Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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