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Item No.: 7975 Price : $4,950.00
Item : VERY RARE, U.S. MODEL 1814 FLINTLOCK RIFLE BY DERINGER
Description :
This is an original, U.S. Model 1814 Flintlock Rifle produced by Henry Deringer of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Manufactured in the 1814-1817 time period, the Model 1814 Rifle is one of the rarest U.S. Martial long arms. Only two contracts of 2,000 rifles each were awarded, one to Deringer and the other to H. johnson of Connecticut. Actual production was far less than the contracted number. Deringer's records only show delivery of 51 rifles, but known numbers are higher than that. The M1814 was intended as an improved version of the earlier Model 1803 Rifle. It had a 33 1/2", octagon to round, .54 caliber barrel. It eliminated the heavy iron under rib in favor of a full stock. The brass patchbox was replaced by an oval iron box. The new design carried over to the later Model 1817 "Common" Rifle. This rifle is in antique very good condition. All the parts are original and it remains in its original flintlock configuration. The barrel and ramrod have been cleaned, leaving a mottled silver and pitted dark brown patina. The remainder of the parts have a rough dark brown patina. The bore is very dark and heavily pitted, but the deep cut rifling remains visible along its length. The stock has the usual dings and scratches from 200 years of use. There is a small hairline crack above the sideplate. The barrel is marked on the top flat with "PHILADa." over "H.DERINGER". The lock plate is marked "U.S." over "H.DERINGER" over "PHILADa.". This is a complete example of a very rare U.S. rifle. Stock no. 20992

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