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    Exquisite Quality M1853 .577 Caliber Percussion Two Band Officer's Short Rifle by Parker Field & Sons, London. These scarce and beautifully made officer's quality rifles were highly prized in the Confederacy with a number being run through the blockade, generally those made by private contractors, such as this example. All metal smooth with dark untouched patina, absolutely no rust or pitting. Exquisitely hand engraved with shadowed scroll work on the breech, breech tang, lock plate, hammer, butt plate tang and trigger guard, the front of the hammer being engraved with a stylized animal head. Hand engraved on the lock plate "Parker Field & Sons" and on the top of the barrel, "Parker Field & Sons High Halborn London", numbered 10266 on the face of the bayonet lug. Sling swivels on tail of the trigger guard and front band. Wood excellent retaining most of the original varnish finish. Deeply checkered at wrist and on forestock, oval silver wrist escutcheon. Even retains the original nipple protector and chain. Complete and original in every respect. A choice example for both quality and condition.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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