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SN NSN. Cal. 50. 20″ bbl. This is a extremely fine example of the first bolt action metallic cartridge arm accepted by the U.S Government. Only about 1,000 of these guns were made by Lamson & Company in Windsor, Vermont and delivered in April 1965. These were not issued to troops due to cessation of hostilities. This gun conforms to the standard configuration of other specimens and marked like others “US/EG Lamson & Co/Windsor VT” and “1865″ on lock and on back of breech “WM Palmer/Patent/DEC.22.1863″. This is a beautiful example of this carbine which would be difficult to upgrade. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Phil A. Bleakney, Jr. CONDITION: This gun is excellent overall. Bbl retains most of its original finish turned mostly plum with small areas of pin prick pitting. Rifling in bore is excellent, crisp, well defined and shiny. Lock, hammer, trigger guard, bbl band and buttplate retain most of their original bright case colors. Buttplate has collection number stamped at bottom and four tack holes are found on right side of buttstock where a plate has been removed. Otherwise stock is excellent with areas of raised grain, crisp cartouche and minor storage dings, dents and scratches. Mechanically gun is excellent. 49059-233 JS (3,000-5,000) – Lot 1140

Auction: Firearms - October 2015
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