February 17-19, 2020 Field & Range Firearms
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Manufactured 1864 to 1865; 3,000 of which had 30" barrels. Manufactured by Meriden Manufacturing Co., Connecticut. The majority were issued to the state of Kentucky Home Guard to protect Sherman's supply lines. The inventor of this rifle was Charles Parker of Parker Shotgun fame. The rifles are stamped "KENTUCKY" on left side of the swivel breech. Left side of frame is stamped "MERIDEN MANUFG CO. MIDDLEDON, CONN". Upper tang is stamped "TRIPLETT & SCOTT PATD DECEMBER 6 1864". Features round barrel, dovetail front sight, folding ladder rear sight, walnut forend, single band, walnut buttstock, sling swivels. CONDITION: Barrel is a dull blue patina. Swivel breech is a smooth blue-brown patina. Frame retains 30% case colors on left side, 10% on top and 10% on right. Has the usual crack in wrist that almost all of these had, which was a design flaw. Near mint, strong rifle bore. The supply line Home Guard history is about the only documented use during the Civil War. DB
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
30"
Caliber/Bore
.50 Rimfire
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Triplett & Scott
Model
Repeater
Paperwork
Serial Number
2540
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $900.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,320.00
Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
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