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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - September 2019

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Sale A0919 Lot 536

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MASSACHUSETTS ARMS CO., USA
A .52 PERCUSSION BREECH-LOADING CARBINE, MODEL 'GREENE'S PATENT BRITISH ISSUE', serial no. 322,
dated for 1856, with 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 (small loss to wood at toe), saddle-ring to the trigger-guard tang, large trigger-guard bow with two triggers, the front one unlocking the barrel for loading, ordnance stamps and no provision for fore-end, original finish remaining to barrel

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Estimate £2,000-3,000




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