Super Rare SC Palmetto Rifle

Our Price: $10,500

Super Rare SC Palmetto Rifle. Produced in Columbia, SC in the early 1850's. Very few survive today and are prized by Confederate and South Carolina collectors.

The example we have here was part of the Bill Gary collection. Gary was a noted confederate collector and author of 'Confederate Handguns'. His collection was sold by Little John Auctions in June of 2014 and this rifle has been a part of the Fred G. Novy collection since that time. Fred Novy is a leading authority on Palmetto weapons and a member of the American Society of Arms Collectors. I've included a of photograph of his worksheet that details every aspect of this rifle.

They were built using left over parts from Mississippi rifles. Lock has standard circular Palmetto Armory cartouche with Palmetto tree in the center just forward of hammer. Heel of lockplate is marked 'Columbia/1852'. 33" Barrel also has standard markings. 'W.Glaze&Co' on flat adjacent to stock with 'P' over 'V' over palmetto tree just above. Barrel date is partially visible; '53' can be seen on the tang. Brass butt plate is marked 'SC' over 'US' with inventory number '47' here and on the toe of patch box.

Lock and hammer have pinprick pitting but markings are discernible. Barrel is mostly smooth with the usual pitting around the area of the bolster. Stock is devoid of markings. The forestock from the toe of the lockplate forward is a faithful restoration utilizing original parts. Some repair or restoration is also noted in the area just to the rear of bolster. There are no sling swivels. It is fully functional.  

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