SOLD – Antique Percussion Rifle c. 1860 – Wall Hanger for Man Cave — non-firing



This is a great old Long Gun from around the time of the Civil War. It cannot fire and no one should try to do so. It is Wall Hanger Art. Perfect for a Man Cave or above the mantle. It is in rough condition, some pitting, some rust, and the usual wear and tear you would expect on a piece of this vintage. But that just gives it character. It has an octagon barrel that is 31″ long. The end of the barrel has a piece of paper that appears to have been stuffed in there for a long, long time. We have not attempted to remove it. Nor have we attempted any cleaning whatsoever of the piece. It is in as found condition. It is missing the trigger guard and the second trigger but the front trigger and the lock work, but the percussion tip has been altered to make the gun unable to fire. The patch box still contains some original patches from the time. The gun is 47″ long overall and has a 30 ½ inch wood ramrod. On the rib are words from a mark “MAKER TROY”. We are not experts, but we believe this is a partial mark of “N. LEWIS MAKER TROY, N.Y. who had a gun shop there from 1843 to 1880. Our rough measurement of the caliber indicates .44.

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