May 27, 2020 Founders & Patriots
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/27/2020
This standard Model 1803 features a heavy two stage rifled barrel. There is an eagle head with a "P" and a "US" proof stamped on the left side of the breech. There are sights mounted on the top flat. On the left flat near the breech "UV" is stamped twice. The flat lockplate has an eagle with a shield on its breast stamped in the center and is stamped "HARPERS/FERRY/1815" at the tail. Standard brass Model 1803 furniture. There is a brass two piece patch box on the front on the front of the buttstock. The walnut halfstock has a brass band on the forend. The bottom of the forend is branded "1ST BATTN" for the first battalion of the Army raised in 1808. There were three rifle regiments raised in 1814 for a total of 4,280 officers and men. There is a partially visible inspection cartouche behind the sideplate. Complete with a replaced brass tipped iron ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a mostly heavy brown patina with some added brown finish towards the breech. Markings show some wear. Lock is a good professional reconversion and retains a grey finish with some pitting overall, and functions well. Markings on the lock show heavy wear and are only partially visible. Brass is polished bright. Sideplate is a probable replacement. Stock has scattered cracks and a repaired break in the wrist, otherwise good with some scattered marks from use and some added finish.
Barrel Length
33 - 1/4"
.54 Rifled
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Length of Pull
Harpers Ferry
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,000.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
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