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Lot 518: 1803 Harpers Ferry Rifle

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Harper's Ferry US Model 1803 flint lock rifle. One of 1600 made in 1814, the start of second generation of production. 65 caliber with seven groove rifling, 33-1/2" long half octagon / half round barrel, barrel stamped sunken "US" and eagle over "P" proof marks. Reconverted to flint lock with reproduction lockplate marked HARPERS FERRY 1803 behind the hammer and American Eagle in front of the hammer. Walnut half stock with cheekrest and brass patch box. Markings on stock include PW 53 in front of the patch box, 53 above the patch box, E P above an E, and V TM on the reverse of the lock. 49-1/2" total length. Also included is a 19th century leather shot pouch. 5-1/2" H x 6-1/2" W. Condition: Overall very good functioning condition. Replaced ramrod and lockplate, reconverted to flint, and patch to the stock above the cheek piece. Leather shot pouch has 1/4 of original strap, and has been resewn in some areas.

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