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RARE REMINGTON PERCUSSION CANE GUN WITH GOLD PLATED HANDLE.
SN 68. Cal. 31. Standard percussion cane gun about 31-1/2″ overall with short handle shaft and right angle gold plated handle that is heavily decorated with cast foliate and floral arabesque patterns. Left side of handle has a large oval engraved “SG”. Standard tip is steel with a spiral knurled band and Thomas & Remington patent information along with the SN. Trigger is domed and checkered. The handle contains the striker unit and nipple which must be unscrewed for loading than reattached to the handle. The handle is then retracted, which cocks the striker and raises the rear sight and exposes the nipple for installation of a percussion cap. Pressing the trigger fires the striker and process is repeated. To decock one simply presses down on the rear sight, which relieves the tension on the striker spring. There were only about 500 Remington percussion canes produced 1858-1866 in four different handle styles and various lengths. PROVENANCE: The Elliott Burka Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. The main shaft and handle shaft retain a smooth, dark chocolate brown color with a small bulge just above the handle joint and about a 1″ crack above the tip. Tip is moderately to heavily pitted with most of the information visible. Mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. Gold plated handle is equally fine. 49662-15 JR (2,000-3,000) – Lot 3297
Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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