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    Rare First Model Maynard .35 Caliber Percussion Breech Loading Rifle. Although no specimens have been specifically identified it is known that 175 of these rifles were purchased by the state of Mississippi in December of 1861, with the likelihood of other small quantities being sold to other southern militia units. This is a very nice untouched example. All metal smooth and dark with just a few small patches of very light pitting. Mint bore, mechanically perfect. Complete and original in every respect including tang sight, Maynard tape priming mechanism, and patchbox. Also folding leaf rear sight on the barrel. Wood smooth with nice rich patina and flame grain on the comb, also completely untouched. An exceptionally nice example of this scarce breech loading rifle that was so favored by pre-war southern militia units that it was included in later Confederate Ordnance manuals as an official weapon.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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