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Lot 3309
RIFLE. Cal. about 42. NSN. Bbl. 34 3/4" octagon. Top flat is marked "CHAs STUART / BINGHAMTON N.Y.". Plain unmarked back action lock. Dbl. set triggers. Brass blade front sight, elevator adj. rear sight w/ folding lollipop rear sight on tang. Key fastened half length cheekpiece walnut stock w/ pewter tip. Brass fittings include circular lid patch box, crescent buttplate, toeplate, curled spur trigger guard, side plate & thimble. Cheekpiece has German silver inlay of deer. Oval German silver key escutcheons. Brass tipped hardwood ramrod held on iron under rib by 2 plain iron pipes. Weight: 9 lbs, 9.5 oz. Charles Stewart engaged in the gunsmithing trade in Binghamton, NY from approx. 1846 to 1880. CONDITION: metal has faded to smooth patina w/ deep pitting in breech area. Refinished stock has fresh severe break through wrist area w/ lg. piece of loose wood w/ right side having lg. piece of detached wood. Stock shows handling marks w/ epoxy repair of cracks & chips around sideplate, sm. chip forward of patent breech. Bore has deep rifling w/ dark appearance. (01-14575/DS). ANTIQUE. $300-500.

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Estimate $300 - $500May 9, 2018