Percussion Pennsylvania Longrifle signed W. Sweger

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SERIAL NUMBER: NSN DESIGN: 37” heavy octagon rifled barrel in .45 caliber. The back-action lock is marked “Pennsylvania Rifle Works,” a Philadelphia firm that sold locks and guns in the second half of the 19th century. The lock and set triggers function. The rifle has a 4-piece brass patchbox with a “keyhole” finial. Wood appears to be solid. William “Billy” Sweger (1815-1892) was a Pennsylvania rifle builder working out of Perry County near Elliotsburg. Sweger’s products are seldom seen today. MATERIAL/FINISH COMPOSITION: Brown patina metal. Maple stock. PROVENANCE: This lot was deaccessioned from Carson Long Military Academy which operated in New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania from 1863 to 2017. CONDITION: Very good. INVENTORY NO./CATEGORY: 5632/NRR ESTIMATE: $800-$1000

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This item is part of Fall 2018 Firearms & Military Day 2
 Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 | 10:00 AM  Eastern
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Percussion Pennsylvania Longrifle signed W. Sweger
Percussion Pennsylvania Longrifle signed W. Sweger
Lot number: 1409
Seller: Cordier Auctions & Appraisals
Event: Fall 2018 Firearms & Military Day 2
Ends: Saturday, December 8 | 10:00 AM  Eastern

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