SN 98 Antique ALLEN & WHEELOCK .42 Rimfire RIFLE Civil War Period Early Breech Loader!
Guns International #: 101326523 Seller's Inventory #: 190924
Category: Civil War Rifles - Antique Rifles - Cartridge
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SN 98 Antique ALLEN & WHEELOCK .42 Rimfire RIFLE
Civil War Period Early Breech Loader!
Here we present an antique Allen & Wheelock Falling Block Rifle in .42 Rimfire, made circa the early 1860s in Worcester, Massachusetts. Fewer than 2,000 of these rifles are thought to have been made in any variant. Though not standard issue, this rifle saw service in the adjustable American civil War through private purchases by soldiers. It features a half-octagonal, half-round barrel with a very neat rear sight. The rear sight tips and its arm points to various ranges which also have notches which allow the arm to rest in under spring tension. This rifle is equipped with the optional sling loops ahead of the forearm and under the buttstock. The lowering action of the breech block automatically ejected the spent cartridge.
The top of the barrel is marked “ALLEN & WHEELOCK/ALLEN’S PAT. SEP. 18. 1860”. The butt plate has a cleaning rod trap. The serial number is “98” and numbers match.
The overall condition is near fine. 60% of the original blue finish remains, turning plum with age. The markings are clear. The walnut stock is smooth and in good shape. There are some hairline cracks emanating from the frame tangs that are stable. The bore is near fine. The action is excellent. Here is a really neat, early production example of a rare Allen & Wheelock!
Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.
Barrel is 26 inches.
Caliber: .42 Rimfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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