July 13-15, 2021 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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French over-under large caliber double rifle with percussion ignition system made by "Caron" in Paris, France circa 1840. Beautiful damascene pattern octagon over-under rifled barrels with top barrel engraved "Caron a' Paris Arq de L. M. C. Empereur" with bead front sight and dovetailed flip notch rear sight. Barrels also have Belgian proof at rear. Gun has deep chisel floral engraved back action percussion locks marked "Caron a Paris" behind each hammer. Trigger guard is of iron with deep chisel engraving and an unknown Crest with the logo "SPERNO" with castle and hand grabbing snake. Beautiful French walnut checkered stock with iron engraved furniture including an oval plaque with the number "4" engraved on it. Gun comes with unique leather bonnet over the action. CONDITION: Overall good with aged patina and metal surfaces fading to a plum brown color. Wood has gloss finish with usage scratches and dings. Great bores and mechanics. A fine gun in need of more research. DLM
Name
Value
Accessories
Leather action cover
Barrel Length
22 - 3/4"
Caliber/Bore
.62 Rifled
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
France
Model
Percussion Rifle
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
(A) FRENCH PERCUSSION OVER UNDER RIFLE.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,845.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Thursday, July 15, 2021.
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