15. Rare Engraved Adirondack Repeating Rifle by O.M. Robinson of Plattsburgh, New York

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Description Update (3/15/17): Wood shows a 1/2" crack at front right and minor areas of flaking varnish

serial #162, 44 cf, 24" octagon barrel with three-quarter magazine and a very good bore. This is an interesting and intriguing Adirondack rifle. The top of breechblock is marked "PATd MAR. 10 .57 / EXTd FEB. 27. 71." and the barrel bears no markings other than the serial number. The action of his rifle features full coverage loose relief scroll engraving with punch dot shaded background which is original and typical of the style used by the Robinson firm. The left side of the action features a round panel with a depiction of a deer which is very "folky" and endearing. The top and bottom of action feature geometric patterns along edges with the same scroll in the centers. The brass buttplate is also engraved on top of tang and shows about half coverage on the rear part of plate. The barrel and magazine bear a pleasing even gray-brown patina with just a little scattered light surface oxidation present. Lead solder affixing magazine to barrel may have been reapplied long ago. The action retains about 95% original nickel plated finish which is faded to a lovely pewter color. The walnut buttstock features a handsome and dainty raised cheekrest and shows coarse, rudimentary checkering at wrist. While all Robinson rifles were supposedly manufactured in rimfire chamberings, this rifle may be an original centerfire version or could have had a period bolt alteration to centerfire. The rifle comes in a nice later canvas covered full length luggage style case. A very interesting and very rare highly embellished example of these desirable New York made repeating rifles. (18087-130) {ANTIQUE} [Kenneth Fry Collection] (7000/9000) SOLD FOR $8,050.00

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