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    An important and exceedingly rare Confederate longarm.

    Confederate Alteration of a M1819 Percussion Hall Breech Loading .52 Cal. Rifle to Cavalry Carbine. About identical to specimens pictured in Murphy's book, Chapter XXII, with the normal variations to be expected in these Confederate armory alterations. Breech block marked "J. H. Hall/ H. Ferry/US/1834". All metal generally smooth and gray with actually some traces of color on the breech block. Interestingly there are vestiges of circles at two spots on the barrel that appear to be the result of lathe turning. 22¾" barrel rifled with sixteen lands and grooves, excellent. Original button head ramrod threaded on the end to accept cleaning tools. The nose of the forestock rounded and finished off exactly 3 1/8" from the front edge of the front band, 3 7/8" from the muzzle. Clearly all work on the gun is arsenal and we believe unquestionably Confederate. Wood with deep dark patina showing clear signs of use including noteworthy "saddle wear" on the right side of the butt stock. There is one small splinter out on the top edge of the stock at the breech, which is accompanied by a 2" hairline with no loss, minor. The gun is overall completely untouched, with absolutely no repairs of restoration.

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    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
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