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Sold by James D. Julia auctions on October 2007 for : $11,500.00

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"MODEL 1817 U.S. CONFEDERATE ALTERATION RIFLE. SN NSN. Cal. 54. Mr. Michel describes this gun as follows: "Alteration to percussion of Model 1817 made by N. Starr & Co. Lockplate marked forward of hammer 'N. Starr & Co' in arch over 'US' and at tail, 'Middtn / Conn / 1843'. In addition to the alteration to percussion, the forestock has been altered by removing the middle band, creating the appearance of a two-band rifle and in addition insetting a saber bayonet lug with guide key onto the barrel. Brazed bolster of unique design with a vertical rear and horizontal bottom is believed to be the work of William B. and Cyrus Fisher of Lynchburg, Virginia. Ex-James Artimus collection." This Confederate percussion alteration is pictured and described on pp. 227-230 in Murphy & Madaus' Confederate Rifles and Muskets. This gun is in fine, untouched condition with a fine, rifled bore and orig finish on much of the gun. This is a most unusual conversion. Not only was ignition system changed from flint to percussion, the overall gun was "modernized" by relocating the front band sufficiently far back such that the middle band could be eliminated and a brazed saber bayonet lug was attached for use of saber bayonet. You are bidding on a superb condition, possibly unique restoration by Lynchburg, Virginia gunsmiths that is completely orig, authentic, and complete. CONDITION: Bbl is smooth and brown with some orig brown finish.  Slight rust and pitting at bolster.  Bbl markings are very clear.  Lock was cleaned, probably during conversion.  Lock retains good surfaces, but orig U.S. markings are weak and partially obscured.  Other metal components including trigger guard and buttplate are smooth with some orig finish.  Rear band is uncleaned, gray, with traces of finish.  Front band has a mottled, cast appearance.  Small "2" is stamped in face of front band and also on bayonet lug, which was added during alteration.  Accompanying ramrod is brass-tipped Mississippi.  It is gray and pitted.  Stock is very good, showing orig varnish, scattered dings and scratches, and residual cartouches from orig flint inspection.  Patchbox contains extra nipple, cleaning jag, worm, and nipple wrench/screwdriver combination tool.  Rifling and bore are very good. 4-31302 JS189 (4,000-8,000)"

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