Two (2) 19th Century Firearms, including J. H. Johnston and G. Mercenier. 1st item: J. H. Johnston half stock percussion muzzle-loading rifle, .47 caliber. Top of barrel marked "J. H. Johnston Great Western Gun Works Pittsburgh, PA" (John H. Johnston, 1811-1889). Walnut stocks, octagon barrel, double set triggers, brass inlaid patch box to butt stock, butt plate, trigger guard, tang, and escutcheons, front and rear sights, ram rod is missing. Barrel length -36". Overall length – 53". Early/mid 19th century. 2nd item: Gerard Mercenier pinfire revolver, .22 caliber. Left side of barrel marked "G. Mercenier", proof/inspection marks to barrel. English walnut checkered grips with inlaid escutcheons, octagonal barrel, checkered hammer, no trigger guard, front sight, loading lever. Barrel length – 3 1/2". Overall length – 7". Late 19th century. Provenance: The Estate of John Moran, Hyders Gap, VA. CONDITION: 1st item: Action is good. Bore is dirty with no visible rifling. Rust to barrel. Tarnish to brass. Storage ding to stocks. 2nd item: Action appears good. Bore is dirty with visible rifling. Rust to barrel. Some bluing present on cylinder.
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