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J. RICKETS / H.E. LEMAN Percussion Rifle .36 caliber HEAVY BARREL - 1859 - 1874

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J. RICKETS / H.E. LEMAN Percussion Rifle .36 caliber HEAVY BARREL - 1859 - 1874  Guns > Rifles > Antique (Pre-1899) Rifles - Perc. Misc.

We are offering for sale an Antique Percussion Rifle marked for two separate makers. The sidelock is marked for H.E. LEMAN of LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA. The heavy octagonal barrel is marked for J. RICKETS of MANSFIELD, OH. This is a very nice example of their work.

29 ½” heavy octagon barrel is good with signs of wear; patina. The barrel is marked to the breach side of the rear sight “J. RICKETS – MANSFIELD, OH”. It is also marked “F.H. GROVE” just in front of the nose cap; This name may have been the original owner. Caliber appears to be .36 or .38. Ramrod appears to be a later replacement. The sidelock is marked for “H.E.LEMAN” of LANCASTER, PA. Lock shows faint scroll engravings. Both side locks show wear; patina. DOUBLE TRIGGERS with set trigger are very good and in fully functioning condition. Hammer holds tightly back and fires forward quite well. The TIGER STRIPE MAPLE stock is very good with signs of handling wear. NO BREAKS OR CRACKS to stock. Everything is as solid as the day it was made. Brass trigger guard and crescent butt plate.

This rifle was made in the latter half of the 19th Century and remains a VERY NICE SPECIMEN!

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Model: Percussion Rifle

Caliber: .36 / .38


Action: Percussion

Barrel Length / Condition: 29.5”; Good with patina; wear. HEAVY!

Ribbing (Y/N): No

Receiver Condition (ie. Bluing, Engraving, etc.): Very Good

Stock Condition (ie.Checkering, Wear): TIGER STRIPE MAPLE is Very Good with normal wear

Fore-end Condition (ie. Checkering, Wear, etc.) Same as above

Kind of Sights (ie. Front, Rear): Fixed front blade sight, Rear fixed sight

Trigger/Grip: Very good

Recoil Pad: Crescent brass butt plate

Overall Length: 44 ½”


Please know the legality of any weapon in your state before bidding. If a gun can’t be transferred to you we will charge a 15% re-stocking fee. Also, we are a PART TIME business, Only in office on Saturdays 10am-4pm. If you make an offer on Sunday-friday we may not get back to you for 24+ hours, please send us an email with any questions, and we will do our best to get back in a timely manner. Thank You. We are not a shop open to the public, no private viewings. We stand behind our descriptions, and gladly take returns, however we know based on the descriptions given, you will not be disappointed. No Face To Face Transfers! Please note: Clicking "buy" does not guarantee that this gun is yours, However clicking “Buy” will reserve this gun for you, if it hasn’t been sold in store. We will try to do our best to remove the posts as efficiently as possible, but sometimes delays may ensue. “Buy” is your safest bet to reserve a gun. Also please add 6.25% MA state sales tax (if bidding from MA) and 3% credit card shop courtesy fee. After Clicking “buy” we will need the following from you, via email before we ship. 1: A copy of your preferred FFL’s license via email () 2: Your preferred method of payment (If Credit card: 16 digit, MM/YY exp date, 3 digit code Plus billing address) 3: Your Shipping information/ Your preferred FFL’s Shipping information. You have 5 business days to arrange payments and ffl information to us. Any purchase not completed within this time frame will be cancelled, and the ad will be put back active online. Please before calling with concerns read these conditions and meet them accordingly.

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Condition: Used - See Item Description
Caliber: .36 Cal. Cap & Ball
Location: MA
Item #: 983210304
Stock No.: ANTIQUE

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Shipping: $40.00 (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard
Returns: 3 Days
Seller Since: Oct. 2012
Seller Level: Gold Seller +
This seller is an FFL
City: west boylston
State: MA

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