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337   Civil War Confederate Fayetteville Type IV Percussion Rifle  $500 $1095 $1205 4 You must login to place a bid.

#337 - Civil War Confederate Fayetteville Type IV Percussion Rifle

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Rare Confederate Fayetteville Type IV
Description                           Estimate: $7,000+          

Civil War Confederate Fayetteville Type IV Percussion Rifle, approximately .67 caliber, 33″ smoothbore barrel with a fine, lightly freckled bore. This is a so-called ‘Model 1855’ two band rifle that was altered to smoothbore at some point and given an enlarged bore diameter. The metal has an overall dark plum-brown patina with areas of light-moderate pitting, heaviest at the breech-end of the barrel and on the nipple bolster. Some further impact marks and minor scratches are present near the muzzle, as well as some small spots of white paint on the right side, and the rear sight is a single notch replacement. Additionally, vise marks are present on the left side of the barrel breech. The 1864 dated lockplate matches the patina on the barrel, with the characteristic inverted “S” in the “CSA,” and lacks the ‘hump’ present on the earlier types of Fayetteville arms. The walnut stock is not equipped with a patchbox, and has numerous small handling marks and small surface blemishes scattered throughout, as well as a stable with-the-grain crack running forward from the rear lock screw bolster, and some small chips missing from around the top tang. The wood retains an old varnish finish that thins considerably at the butt, and has a deeply carved set of initials on the left side opposite the lock, “SB.” The brass furniture has developed a dark ochre-brown patina, including the “CSA” marked buttplate. The rifle is equipped with an original metal ramrod that is slightly bent near the head and shortened by about 2″. The lock is mechanically excellent and functions firmly and flawlessly. This is a rare, late-war Confederate rifle in very good condition overall.

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