DERINGER MILITARY FLINTLOCK RIFLE CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION

$6,500.00

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Item Code: 911-57

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These rare military arms were produced by Henry Deringer of Philadelphia between 1810 -1820.

Overall this weapon meas. approx. 54.00 inches long. The octagon barrel is approx. 38.00 inches long and its surface wears a nice dark brown patina. It has some light pitting in the area of the breech and scattered here and there but nothing major. Between the breech and the notched “V” rear sight there is a readable but faint maker’s mark of “H. DERINGER / PHILA.” In two lines. Muzzle has brass blade front sight. The caliber measures out to .62. The bore is very dirty with a build-up of dust and dirt. No signs of any rifling.

The iron lockplate has a flush, pointed tail with a rounded, slightly raised beveled front and is well marked “H. DERINGER / PHILA” in two lines. It has a squared notch just below the touchhole. Touchhole has been filled in. Hammer is narrow with an engraved floral decoration and a high spur. It rests on what remains of the nipple which was drilled into the right barrel flat. Hammer stops at half-cock but will fall if trigger is squeezed. Hammer holds at full-cock and falls properly. Lockplate is missing the forward screw. The surface of the lock is dark and matches the barrel.

Walnut stock is mostly dark with some “tiger stripes” visible forward of the lock. It has the normal dings, dents and scratches as usually seen on a gun of this age. Raised areas like the cheek rest, and the area opposite the lock have edges where the finish has worn off. The same has happened to the wood on either side of the barrel tang. The top left edge of the stock just behind the muzzle is missing a 6.75 inch long x 0.50 inch wide strip. The barrel is anchored by three pins, the center one is missing. Stock has brass buttplate, brass triggerguard with finger rest and squared finials, brass nose cap that is flush with the muzzle and the typical large, brass, Deringer type patchbox with the finial in the silhouette of an eagle with its head turned to the left. Patchbox will open and inside is a reproduction barrel wedge pin.

Ramrod is wooden and is complete but does have a large gouge approx. 8.50 inches long just below the midpoint of its length. Turning the rod in the three brass pipes will hide this imperfection.  [ad]

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