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Rare Roper Revolving Rifle

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:2,000.00 USD Estimated At:0.00 - 0.00 USD
Rare Roper Revolving Rifle
Auction Location:

16600 Aston Street
Irvine, CA
Rare Roper Revolving Rifle, #470, .42 cal., 28-1/2'' round blue barrel, case hardened frame, walnut stock, with rear mounted adjustable musket sight. Loading gate marked ''Roper Sporting Arms Company, Hartford, Conn.'', with 1866-68 patent dates. Serial #470 is visible on the cartridge carrier; serial #333 to forend, frame and barrel. Beach's front sight, rear sight missing lifter. Mfg'd 1868-1876. Condition is very good to near fine. Barrel retains approx. 60% thinning blue. Case colors to frame are present in protected areas with the balance turning a silvery brown. Stock with scuffs, scratches and oil darkening. One screw to bottom of magazine shows straight slot but losses to head. Action and bore are good. Est.: $4,000-$6,000. (Antique)