|Seller's Location||Grove City, OH|
|Shipping Weight||15 lbs|
|Packing and Materials||$50.00|
|Current high bidder||No one has bid yet.|
|Current high bid||No one has bid yet.|
|Next minimum bid||$1,250.00|
|Overseas Shipping||Seller Ships Overseas|
|ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE:||$1,600.00|
|$1 - $100||$5|
|$101 - $250||$10|
|$251 - $1000||$25|
|$1001 - $3000||$50|
|$3001 - $6000||$100|
|$6001 and above||$200|
These Austrian Model 1849 Augustin .71 caliber rifles are called by collectors “Garibaldi Rifles” because this model was supposedly used by revolutionary leader Giuseppe Garibaldi’s followers during his uprising in Italy. This one was converted to percussion in Liege, Belgium using a patent breach conversion.
The majority of these guns saw use early in the war, in the hands of Western theater Federal troops, primarily from Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana. They saw hard use, and this is the nicest conditioned one of these, I have ever seen.
The wood is solid and without the cracks or chips often seen in these beechwood stocked Austrian guns. It has not been sanded down, and the edges are still sharp. This still has the sling swivels, the original rear sight, and the ramrod is original and full length. The metal is smooth and attractive, and the brass triggerguard and butt plate show nice age and darkening. The marker’s name is stamped on top of the barrel. The deep 12-groove rifling is still sharp and crisp. The nipple is not battered, and the mechanics are strong and crisp.
The massive bayonet has some salt and pepper roughness, but fits perfectly and looks good with this rifle.
I may offer this locally, so consider using the Buy it now Feature.
Shipping costs will be different depending on where I am shipping to. That means that the shipping costs listed in my auctions are an estimate based on averages, but once you have won the auction, I will send you the actual cost of shipping.
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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I will ship outside of the US, but it is not possible to fully insure items once they are outside of the U.S. postal system...but if the buyer accepts this responsibility of possible damage or loss, and if he checks his Customs laws and is legal to import this particular antique weapon, then I MAY ship outside the USA, depending on the country involved. I know the federal laws about shipping antiques, and will follow them always...but you must make sure that it is legal for you where you live to receive and possess the item you want to buy. Please e-mail for any unclear terms.