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    Jenks Side Hammer .54 Cal. Percussion Navy Carbine. Unusual example bearing the breech date 1842. All correct Jenks and Ames markings with breech markings "USN/ JCB/P/ 1842". Round loading aperture, smoothbore. Barrel retains much of the original brown lacquer finish fading, mixing with some old surface rust and a few dents. Mechanically perfect, excellent markings, mint bore. All brass furniture with dark untouched patina. There is no provision for a sling ring on the trigger plate. i.e. not missing, absolutely no signs there was ever one mounted. Wood very good with dark patina and no visible inspectors marks, just a few scattered dents. There are three sets of two small holes along the underside of the forestock. Obviously very old, and of unknown significance or purpose. A scarce and very early example of this innovative US military longarm.

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    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
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