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Item No.: 7997 Price : $1,495.00
Item : PERCUSSION CONVERSION OF RARE U.S. MODEL 1814 RIFLE
Description :
This is an original, U.S. Model 1814 Flintlock Rifle produced by Henry Deringer of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It has been converted to the percussion system of ignition for service in the Civil War. 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 very good condition. The barrel has a pewter patina with brown speckling overall. The remainder has a mostly smooth brown patina. This is a drum and nipple conversion and there is some pitting around the drum. The lock works well. The rifle was smooth bored at some time in the past (Shotguns being more useful to settlers and such). The once smooth bore has some significant pitting. The stock is in fine condition, with just a few small dings from use. The gun is marked H. Deringer on the lock plate and top flat of the barrel. Even with the percussion conversion, this is a very rare U.S. Martial Arm. Stock no. 20991

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