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FRANK WESSON, KITTREDGE & CO MILITARY CARBINE. SN 3378. Cal. 44. This is a very fine example of a 2-trigger Frank Wesson military carbine, agent marked “B. KITTREDGE & CO/CINCINNATI.O.” These guns, originally made as sporters prior to the Civil War, found little acceptance among the military though the U.S. government did buy 151 guns and some guns were bought by the state of Ohio during the Civil war. This particular example does not appear to have seen much use as it retains much of its orig blue finish and the bore is still shiny and bright. CONDITION: Bbl retains 90%+ orig blue though much is turning plum. Frame and sideplate retain about 50% of its orig blue with balance brown/silver. Trigger guard has traces of orig blue with pitting. Hammer retains some muted case colors with balance smooth and silver. Bore exhibits crisp rifling with scattered areas of pitting. Stock is sound and solid with scattered dings, dents and scratches and with old chipped area at toe. 4-49593 JS55 (800-1,200)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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