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SOLD at 2011 Dec 03 @ 10:41UTC-6 : CST/MDT
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Estimate: $6500 - 9000
This is an extremely rare rifled variation of a Model 1840 Type I Hall-North breech loading percussion carbine fitted with the "L" (or elbow) shaped breech lever mounted on the trigger plate. The carbine has fixed sights on the rifled barrel which has "NPW" inspector initials stamped on the left side at the breech. The breechblock is marked "US/S. NORTH/MIDLtn/CONN./1840". A sling ring is located on the lower trigger plate. Smooth stock with, two barrel bands stamped with the number "23", an "MPL" script cartouche near the buttplate tang and "NWP" cartouche on the left stock flat. Complete with a button head iron ramrod. Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms states that of a total of 500 Type I's made, that there is a "rare variation with .52 rifled bore known; 1840 date only."
BBL: 21 inch round
Gauge: 52 percussion
Serial Number: NSN
Condition: Fine. The carbine retains 60% thinning original brown lacquer. The breech block retains 90% of the dark original case colors. There is some minor flash pitting in and around the breech end. The stock is very fine with some minor dings, pressure dents, and scratches with a couple minor gouges.