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Item No.: 9740 Price : $3,995.00
Item : VERY RARE GREENE BOLT ACTION BREECH-LOADING PERCUSSION RIFLE, .53 CALIBER
Description :
This is an original, Greene Bolt Action Breech-Loading Percussion Rifle manufactured by A.H. Waters of Milbury, Massachusetts. They were produced from 1859 until the very early 1860's. Designed by US Army Lt. Col, J. Durell Greene, this rifle is the first bolt action arm adopted by US Ordnance. Only 1500 US Greene rifles were produced, with 900 going to the Government. The rifle uses a complicated series of motions to load and fire. The bolt requires two motions to load the cartridge. Once loaded the rifle has an under hammer that must be cocked. A percussion cap is then placed on the nipple. These rifles have a .53 caliber oval bore that twists to impart spin to the bullet. On first glance they appear to have a smooth bore. This type of rifling was invented by Charles Lancaster of London. All in all, this makes for a very unique and rare long arm. This rifle is in very fine to excellent condition with more than 90% of its factory blued finish remaining. The front band has some finish loss and there are a few fine specks of old corrosion in places. The two lower band have some light rusting. There is some finish wear on the top of the bolt and the bolt knob and barrel tang have turned brown. The ring shaped hammer was originally color case hardened and these colors have faded to a brownish gray. The rifle has excellent mechanics with every thing working well. The bore is in fine condition with some brown spotting, but mostly smooth along its length. The stock is in fine condition with just a few dings from use or storage. There appears to have been a plaque of some sort mounted on the right side of the butt. This has been removed and the 4 small nail holes have been filled. This is a very rare American arm in extraordinary condition. Stock no. 27157

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