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SN 1363. Cal. .54, 18″ rnd bbl. Gun has small British proofs on most every part and a large crown over “VR” on lock just forward of “MASS. ARMS CO / CHICOPEE FALLS/U.S.A. 1856”. Tang is marked “GREENE’S PATENT / JUNE 27TH 1854.”. Primer door is marked “MAYNARD’S PATENT SEP.22 1845”. This is a unique and scarce arm made in the US for British contract prior to American Civil War. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: Very fine overall, bbl and receiver retains about 80% of its thinning blue finish. Breech is gray/brown overall with staining and light pitting. Lock and hammer and Maynard primer door retain muted case colors being overall silver/gray with crisp markings. Stock is sound and well fit with numerous small storage dings, dents and scratches. Buttplate and patch box have traces of finish, overall gray/brown with light pitting. Mechanically gun is excellent with bright, crisp bore. 49059-242 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 1136

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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