RARE Experimental Model 1867 Barton H. Jenks ROLLING BLOCK Military Rifle Post-CIVIL WAR Single Shot Big Bore Trials Rifle
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RARE Experimental Model 1867 Barton H. Jenks ROLLING BLOCK Military Rifle
Post-CIVIL WAR Single Shot Big Bore Trials Rifle
Here we present an antique Barton H. Jenks Rolling Block Model 1867 Rifle made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania circa the late 1860s. The Jenks family was chock-full of innovators and entrepreneurs. Joseph Jenks received the first patent in the early American Colonies, his in relation to saw mills. William Jenks (Uncle) designed the unique mule ear carbines. Alfred Jenks (Father) designed textile machinery and factory equipment. The Jenks family went on to pioneer modern refrigeration technology. Thus, when Civil War broke out, the Jenks family was already prepped and primed to manufacture firearms. Naturally, the family produced muskets for the Union.
Post war, Barton Jenks’s firearm interest peaked and resulted in the breech loading design we have here. Barton’s design looks quite similar to the Remington Rolling Block, but a main difference in function is that pulling the breech block open also cocks the hammer in one motion. The breech block is self-locking, and the hammer operates independently. This example was originally rimfire, but has been converted to centerfire, quite the interesting feature! This makes sense since rimfire cartridge was the order of the day, though very soon centerfire usurped rimfire. Though this rifle was submitted to both the US and New York State for trials in 1867, they were never accepted. After his trial attempts, Jenks ultimately moved on to mining and railroad ventures.
The overall condition is very good. The action is strong. The bore is dark but remains in good shape. The stock is solid all around. This is a true rarity as it seems this was still in prototype condition!
Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.
Barrel is 36-1/4 inches.
Caliber: .50 Centerfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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