Scarce P.W. Porter second model percussion turret rifle. Serial #429, 50 cal, 26" octagon barrel. Blue/case hardened finish with walnut stock. Approximately 350-400 of these rifles were manufactured in 1850s. This one falls into the correct 300-679 serial number range and has "ADDRESS/P.W. PORTER/NEW=YORK" and "P.W. ORTER'S/PATENT./1851." on the upper left flat, a dovetailed blade front sight offset to the left, coordinating adjustable rear sight, serpentine loading lever, "429" on many of the various components, 9-shot turret, and smooth buttstock with steel buttplate. "GDM" is marked near the toe. Provenance: The George Moller Collection. Condition very good with mostly smooth gray and brown patina on the exterior surfaces, some bright fire blue finish on the internal components. Mechanically fine.
PERIOD: Mid 19th CenturyORIGIN: New York, United States
SIZE: 50 cal; 26" octagon barrel