Harpers Ferry 1855 Brass Mounted Rifle very scarce.
Guns International #: 100565050 Seller's Inventory #: 1855bmr
Category: Civil War Rifles - Military Rifles - Antique
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Company: confederate arms company
Member Since: 5/11/15
First Name: lee
Last Name: gray
Country: United States
Number of Active Listings: 3
Total Number of Listings: 17
Seller: Private Seller
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Very scarce rifle hardly ever seen advertised. Dated 1858 on lock and barrel which is unfired and bore is about new. Barrel has a dark brown smooth finish. VP eagle are excellent as is the barrel date. The lockplate is a smoth blueish gray with casecolors inside the primer door. Lockplate is sharply marked with U.S. Harpers Ferry in front of plate with 1858 at rear. All markings are excellent as is the eagle on the primer door. Stock is fine with cartouche visible but not readable. Stock was lightly cleaned years ago. Brass mounts are very fine with US and rack number 39 stamped on top of buttplate. There are many dings on buttplate from guard duty as this gun is unfired. Traces of blue on long range rear sight. The rifle is all original and guaranteed.
I bought this rifle from Greg Martin's . Was in the Col. Berkley Lewis collection who helped Stuart Brown write the book "Guns of Harpers Ferry" in the 1960's