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ANTIQUE CONESTOGA PERCUSSION RIFLE

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    Thanks for your responses.
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    For sale is an antique percussion rifle manufactured by Conestoga Rifle Works which was owned by H.E. Leman.

    Barrel measures 35" long. Rifle was most likely manufactured in the 1850 -1860s. Wood has been refinished with what appears to be a period brass repair in the forearm. Steel has been cleaned. Only thing missing on the gun is the screw that holds the hammer to the lock. Wood is in nice condition with no breaks or visible cracks.

    Sales price is $395.00. Pics sent upon request.


    Dan Johnsen

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    Dogbest,
    Would like to see more, and detailed pics if you canThanks,
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    It's a shame about the lock - has the bbl been scrubbed like that too?
     
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    Yakimaman,
    Unfortunately someone cleaned the barrel also.
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    Don,
    Forgot to ask, was there a underrib that has been removed. The thimbles are obviously soldered to the underside of the barrel. not necessarily the norm.
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    According to Kauffman in his The Pennsylvania-Kentucky Rifle, the Conestoga name was assigned by Leman to rifles produced by his company that were of lesser quality than they normally produced.

    Some were even found painted red and it's believed that they left the factory this way.

    Leman's company was one of the most prolific (if not the most) gun builders of the time. These Conestoga rifles would obviously have been contemporary to other Leman rifles and produced in the second and third quarters of the 19th century in Lancaster, PA
     
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    Mark,
    I can't tell if there was an underrib previously or not.

    Yakima man,
    Thanks for the information.

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    Dan,
    Thank you for the information. I have a major Ohio rifle show coming up in 2 weeks and will pass on your rifle for now. Depending on how that show goes I may see if you still have the rifle available. If I get back to you it will be with an offer as, with all due respect, I think the $400 number is a little aggressive.
    Mark
     
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