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Fine Modern & Antique Arms - July 2022

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Sale A0722 Lot 503

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MASSACHUSETTS ARMS, USA
A .54 CAPPING BREECH-LOADING CARBINE, MODEL 'GREENE'S PATENT BRITISH ISSUE', serial no. 1108,
dated for 1856, with blued tapering round 18in. barrel, dove-tailed block and blade fore-sight, elevating ladder rear-sight, central section of outer barrel faceted for grip, plain receiver, long plain top-tang marked 'GREENE'S PATENT JUNE 27 1854', back-action lockplate fitted with 'Maynard's' tape priming system and marked 'MASS. ARMS CO. CHICOPEE FALLS USA 1856' a 'VR' crown cypher and 'MAYNARD'S PATENT SEPT 22 1845', plain hammer, walnut butt-stock with iron patch-box and semi-crescent heel-plate, saddle-ring to the trigger-guard tang, large trigger-guard bow with two triggers, the front one unlocking the barrel for loading, British ordnance stamps and no provision for fore-end, the whole with much colour and finish remaining, overall length 34 1/2in., weight approximately 7lb.



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Estimate £1,500-2,000




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