ORIGINAL, CIVIL WAR, DERINGER M1817 COMMON RIFLE DATED 1824

$3,500.00
Originally $3,950.00

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Item Code: 172-3598

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This longarm is a fine example of an altered U.S. M1817 Common Rifle produced by contractor Henry Deringer of Philadelphia, PA. Under contract with the government, Deringer converted some 13,000 such flintlocks to percussion, muzzleloader rifles with the ‘drum’ or ‘French’ style system. No National Armories were used.

All gunmetal is a dark coloring on the lockplate which is stamped “US / DERINGER / PHILADA” in front of the hammer and dated “1824” behind the hammer. Hammer is the typical civilian style with the flat side. Mountings are of iron and show scattered areas of rust pitting and dark oxidation. Entire 36” long round barrel, fitted for a .54 caliber bore, appears untouched and wears a browned lacquer finish. Features a plain, open rear sight and a small blade front sight for an angular bayo at the muzzle. Barrel breech is stamped “L S US / P” with the tang deeply marked with “1824.” Longarm measures 51¼” in total length and is secured to the black walnut stock via three barrel bands. Barrel surface has scattered rust pitting and oxidations area over the surface.

The full length, black walnut stock is in very good-plus condition with a sharp edged flat and a large 4½” x 2” oval, iron patchbox. In addition, a single government cartouche is visible on the flat. Sideplate and frame screws are good. Rifle mechanics strong. The seven deep but narrow grooved bore is dusty with moderate pitting. One sling swivel is secured to the middle barrel band while the second swivel is integral to the triggerguard on underside of the stock. Rifle retains its original brass-tipped ramrod with its threaded tip.

This type of rifle-musket was used in the Civil War with alleged service in the 2nd Mississippi Infantry, CS. A seldom seen, good looking longarm to fit any military collection.

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