A U.S. Model 1817 flintlock rifle by Henry Deringer

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Lot 2188ANTIQUE
A U.S. Model 1817 flintlock rifle by Henry Deringer
dated 1823

Sold for US$ 936 inc. premium
A U.S. Model 1817 flintlock rifle by Henry Deringer
dated 1823
Browned 36 inch barrel with seven groove rifling in .58 caliber; standard sights; breech marked LS US/P; tang dated 1823. Lockplate marked US/-Deringer/Philad-. Browned iron furniture of standard pattern. Oil-finished walnut stock, counterplate flat with LS (Luther Sage) inspector's cartouche below a small V. Brass-tipped steel ramrod with combination wiper/ball screw.
Condition: Fine. Barrel and barrel bands retain much original browned finish mixed with some later rebrowning, the metal generally smooth but showing some fairly deep pinpoint pitting to lower barrel band and the adjoining sections of the barrel; breech with sharp markings. Lock possibly reconverted, the lockplate cleaned to white and showing some light pitting and very sharp markings; interior of lock marked WC. Triggerguard, patchbox and buttplate retain most original browned finish. Excellent wood showing some scattered light marks.
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Footnotes

  • Note: Some 13,000 examples were produced by Henry Deringer between 1819 and 1846 under five contracts with the U.S. Government. This example is either one of the 1000 guns produced in 1823 under the 1821 contract or one of the 200 guns produced in that year under the 1823 contract.
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ANTIQUE Antique - pre 1899

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