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Fine original inscribed Martial Henry Rifle, #3688 formerly in the Chester Bonoff

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  Lot #150  (Sale Order: 161 of 711)  
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Collection and obtained by him from the descendants of the original soldier. The rifle has a silver inscription plaque inlaid in the left side of frame which is engraved in original period script, R.W. Crampton, Hannibal, MO, August 1864. The rifle shows a period folding tang peep sight, inspected with H at front of right frame and C at rear portion of barrel where it meets the frame, no inspection marks visible on stock. The rifle remains in original fine condition with sharp barrel address, sharp markings, crisp edges, 75%-85% of the original finish on barrel turned to light plum color, gorgeous dark taffy colored brass frame, sharp overall, with good wood that has been lightly cleaned, rear sight on barrel a period handmade V-notch type in the original barrel slot that matches the patina of the rifle and has always been with it; original wood cleaning rod in stock. Some initial research is included on Ralph W. Crampton as having served in different regiments in the

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This item is part of Important Collector's Auction Day 1
 Sunday, Sep 24, 2017 | 11:00 AM  Pacific

Fine original inscribed Martial Henry Rifle, #3688 formerly in the Chester Bonoff
Fine original inscribed Martial Henry Rifle, #3688 formerly in the Chester Bonoff
Lot number: 150
Seller: Little John's Auction Service
Event: Important Collector's Auction Day 1
Ends: Sunday, September 24 | 11:00 AM  Pacific

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