|Seller's Location||Grove City, OH|
|Shipping Weight||15 lbs|
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|Next minimum bid||$750.00|
|Overseas Shipping||Seller Ships Overseas|
|ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE:||$900.00|
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This model rifle was imported by both North and South. The Union imported some about 36,000 French rifles of various models during the Civil War, some made in France, many made in Liege Belgium, then the major center of arms making in Europe according to Firearms from Europe by Noe, Yantz & Whisker, page 108. The 1862 Confederate Ordnance Manual lists this arm, and one documented shipment was landed in Savannah, Georgia on September 16,1861.
These were made in .69 smoothbore caliber, and then later rifled, and the bore on these rifled ones is about .71 caliber. This one is rifled and fitted with an adjustable rear sight. The base is present, but the sliding bar is missing. Both barrel bands are present, but the ramrod is missing in action.
All that is interesting, but the real interest of this untouched arm is that is was decorated during its time of use with Indian Tacks. These are not the more recently make iron tacks with brass plating, and they have the old style square tack nail. I pulled one of the stock, and you can see from the photo that this has been untouched and in place for years uncounted. These tacks were certainly put into place many years ago during the time of this rifle’s use. These sturdy but old fashioned rifles were sold for use on the frontier after the War, and this one with its .70 caliber size would have been suitable for use on buffalo or bear
All items that I sell will have a 3-day inspection with full sales price refund minus all shipping charges when returned in same condition as shipped. ALL items are sold in USED AS-IS condition and as "Collector Curios and Antiques" with NO guarantees, warranties, or liabilities implied or given for shooting or any other use. ANY inferences or comments made by me as to shooting condition is for informational description purposes ONLY and is NOT meant or intended to be a guarantee or inference of the item's safety for firing!!
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