Long rifle

Jul 29, 2020. 22:18 UTC
Long rifle
United States of America

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Single shot, powder, muzzle loaded, personalized rifle. Approximately 4 ft long. Found in upstate New York near Fort William Henry and Fort Ticonderoga.



Answered within 1 day
Jul 31, 14:29 UTC
By Georg

Fair Market Value

$300 - $600 USD

Insurance Value

$900 USD
What does this mean?

Dear Ed,

Thank you for the additional images and your patience.

The presented object appears to be a percussion lock rifle that was produced for the US military and personalized with decoration in later usage. There are no hallmarks of stamps visible to identify the maker of this rifle. The lock is stamped with the US which indicated that this rifle was produced in the middle of the 19th century for usage in the US military. The short stock is comparable to the 1863 US Civil War Springfield Rifle but this rifle differences in the part and fixing of the lock. This could be a combination of older and different parts. The stock could be older than the percussion lock.
This piece is in medium condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 300 to 600 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.

With kind regards,

Ed zurek Jul 31, 18:00 UTC

I don't see any proof stamps on the rifle. I took some closer pictures of some of the markings. Is there anything else you want to see?

Ed zurek Jul 31, 18:09 UTC

I found a stamp on the top metal that says "US". I downloaded 4 new pictures for you to view. I cannot find "proof stamps" on any of the metal parts.

Georg Aug 03, 13:13 UTC

Dear Ed,

Thank you very much for the additional images. Actually this stamp is very interesting. Sadly now the full images of the riflöe disappeared. Could you please upload them again. Thank you very much and my apologies for this technical problem.

With kind regards,

Ed zurek Aug 03, 14:41 UTC

The problem is that I can only upload 4 photos at a time.

Ed zurek Aug 03, 15:08 UTC

I will gladly send you as many pictures as you need but I can't do that through your website that allows only 4.

Georg Aug 05, 10:44 UTC

Dear Ed,

Thank you for your email and I am sorry to hear that you have problems with uploading images. Actually it is possible to have more than 4 images added to a request. Please upload one image which shows the whole rifle. If you still have problems I contact the back office to assist you.

With kind regards,

Ed zurek Aug 05, 19:03 UTC

I downloaded another picture of the full length of the rifle. The "stick" that's above it is used to load the weapon.


Ed Z

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