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SN 48. Cal. 41. 21″ bbl. Blue finish with integral magazine. Bbl reads “New Haven Conn. Patent Feb. 14, 1854”. German silver front-sight. No cal mark. Gun metal receiver with rear-sight on top, that is adjustable for elevation by means of a knurled screw. SN is stamped on left lower tang. Bottom of receiver has “26” stamped behind elevator. This is possibly a collectors inventory no. Receiver screws have SN stamped on collar. Straight grain American walnut stock. SN is written in pencil in lower tang mortise. Gun metal buttplate has SN stamped on inside of tang. Buttplate screws also have SN stamped on collar. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl shows a smooth plumb-brown patina overall with traces of blue toward the breech in the gullet and on magazine tube. Loading collar was not disassembled, but flats lineup perfectly. Bbl marking is sharp. Magazine follower is loose. Gun metal receiver shows a mustard-brown patina overall with no evidence of heavy cleaning. Sides of receiver show some minor dents and scratches. Sideplates fit well. Receiver sight shows a generous amount of blue. Hammer is a plumb-brown patina. Lever is also plumb-brown patina, with some very slight trace of blue toward the hinge. SN on tang is sharp. Buttstock is a very professional replacement retaining nearly all of the varnish finish. Buttplate shows an even mustard patina, that is bright on the high points. SN is sharp. Screw nos. are clear. A nice example of an early volcanic carbine that has had some restoration. 50506-30 (15,000-22,000) – Lot 4018

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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