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Artemus Leonard Percussion Civil War Sharp Shooters Rifle
Artemus Leonard Percussion Sharp Shooters Rifle
  • .41 caliber
  • Civil war time
  • Artemus Leonard was a gunsmith in Saxtons River Vermont from 1840 to 1860
  • Side locks made by Warren & Steele from Albany NY (circa 1840)
  • This gun came from a family who's great, great grandfather was a sharp shooter for Colonel Berdan. He was private Charles Lucier from Company F, 1st USSS & 2nd USSS Company E & 4th Vermont Infantry Company G
  • Same style gun as the Winslow Homer's painting of the sharpshooter on Picket duty
  • Unparalleled quality and accuracy of a rifle from this era
  • Walnut wood half stock is in great condition
  • Heavy Octagon barrel
  • Barrel has a concealed hooked breech and fitted with a percussion drum & nipple
  • Hooded post front sight
  • Includes rare 3 piece false muzzle with plunger. 4 dowels fit into holes bored in the flat of the muzzle. These fit perfectly and have a tab that blocks your sight so you can tell that the false muzzle needs to be removed before shooting. Secondary use is to protect end of muzzle
  • Plunger starter is a mechanical version of a "short starter" that precisely matched to the bore and false muzzle
  • No serial number

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