February 17-19, 2020 Field & Range Firearms
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Military three band pattern percussion target rifle with patchbox and 400 meter graduated rear sight. Engraved patchbox, lock, hammer, trigger guard, lock screw heads, barrel tang, lock screw escutcheons, nose cap and buttplate. Checkered fore and aft. Marked on top of the barrel "WHITWORTH-PATENT" behind the rear sight and "I. HOLLIS & SONS. LONDON." in front of it. Unique Whitworth hexagonal rifling. The ramrod, hammer screw and rear lock plate screw are replacements as is possibly the rear sling swivel. Bands are period, possibly replaced. The front sight appears to be restored. CONDITION: Retains a pleasing patina overall with some areas of minor pitting. Markings are clear. Engraving is good. Wood appears to have been lightly cleaned at one time, checkering is soft. There is an expertly done repair to the wood between the lock and barrel. The bore is dark with well defined rifling. Fine mechanical function. GR
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
33"
Caliber/Bore
.451 Rifled
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
I. Hollis and Son
Model
Whitworth
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
(A) CIVIL WAR ERA I. HOLLIS & SONS WHITWORTH .451 PERCUSSION SINGLE SHOT TARGET RIFLE.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,700.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
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