Posted by Pat (188.8.131.52) on October 15, 2010 at 16:46:24:
FOR SALE - Danish M1853/65 short rifle used by the Danish navy, caliber is 17,5x28R (rimfire). Serious Inquiries Only - $2800.00 OBO - Respond to Add or E-Mail Pat @ firstname.lastname@example.org
PER COLLECTABLE FIREARMS>COM - This Riffle was originally one of the five thousand percussion rifles ordered in Liege, Belgium by the Schleswig-Holstein rebels. After the 1848 rebellion, 2,540 rifles were fitted with two-edge hanger-bayonets at the Kronborg armory (1853-1855), and were issued to the Danish Navy as "M.1853". Consequently, the rifles were converted to Snider breech-loading system by the Copenhagen armory in 1866. Today, a Danish Navy Snider rifle is a difficult item to find on the collector market. There are only very few of such rifles in the USA. The lockplate of the rifle is marked with maker's markings, "Pirlot Freres a Liege". The upper part of the trapdoor displays a Danish Royal Crown. The lower part of the buttstock displays a nice cartouche (just behind the trigger guard). The left part of the stock displays regimental (?) markings, "1 C 108" (just behind the brass counter plate). There are also numerous Danish markings on metal parts, as well as on the stock. Matching serial numbers, except for the cleaning rod (matching numbers are stamped on the barrel, buttplate, counter plate, trigger guard and on the trapdoor; the cleaning rod displays a different number; there are no serial numbers stamped on all the remaining parts of the rifle, which is correct for this model). All the serial numbers are factory original, and they were not restamped. Original Dalhoff's curved rear sight made out of brass (calibrated from 300 to 900 Danish ells). Steel barrel rifled with 5 grooves. Correct brass trigger guard, nosecap and butt plate. Walnut stock with massive cheek piece on the left side of the buttstock. Manufactured without barrel bands. All original configuration.
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