Fogerty Rifle Company
Rifles upon the Valentine Fogarty's patent were produced
in 1866 and 1867.
Took over Spencer Repeating Rifle Company in 1868.
Purchased by Winchester in 1869.
Patent drawing here
FOGERTY SPORTING RIFLE.
26-1/4" part oct bbl . Marked "FOGERTY RIFLE CO. / BOSTON U.S.A. /
PATENTED FEB. 21 - 1865." on top of the receiver.
It has a thin folding tang sight as well as a Spencer-type rear sight
on the bbl. The loading gate for the magazine looks like a patchbox on
the left side of the stock. Very few sporting Fogertys were made before
the company was bought by Winchester in 1869. CONDITION: Excellent. 90%
blue on the bbl, brilliant casehardening on the action, faded to brown
on the bottom of the lever. Wood has minor dents and gouges. Mechanically
excellent. Troy Collection 4-52036 FS296 (8,000-18,000)
ORIGINAL FOGERTY PATENT MODEL.
This patent number 86520 was issued on 2 February 1869 and covered
a bolt action magazine rifle.
It comes with the original tag and a copy of the patent paper. The
action is presently stuck due to shrinkage of wood. Except for bbl bands
and triggerguard, almost all the parts are made of wood. Accompanies is
a copy of the original patent papers.
CONDITION: Minor chips and scratches with areas of fill which were
caused by the modifications required to make the original. The patent tag
has one chipped corner but also has the intake tag dated September 2, 1868
when it was originally received by the patent office. Troy Collection 4-52030
FOGERTY REPEATING RIFLE.
Cal. .52 CF.
30" rnd bbl. Marked "FOGERTY RIFLE Co_/ BOSTON U.S.A. / PATENTED FEB.21
This has the early loading system through the buttplate but has the
cutoff device inside the triggerguard. Very few Fogertys of any kind were
made before the company was bought out by Winchester in 1869. CONDITION:
Appears to be unused with brilliant casehardening on the action, buttplate
and bbl bands. 95% bright blue on the bbl. The wood has minor marks. The
action is fine. Troy Collection 4-52067 FS377 (6,500-16,500)
Military Style Repeating Rifle
FOGERTY REPEATING CARBINE.
Cal. .50 Spencer.
20" rnd bbl. Marked on top of the frame "FOGERTY RIFLE Co_/ PATENTED
FEB.21 - 1865 / BOSTON U.S.A.".
This carbine loads through the butt and has the cartridge cutoff inside
the trigger plate. Spencer type rear sight.
CONDITION: About half of the casehardening colors remain with the balance
faded to silver. Only traces of blue remain on the bbl. The stock has been
cracked and repaired but does not appear to have been refinished. Mechanically
fine. Troy Collection 4-52066 FS379 (6,500-16,500)
SECOND TYPE FOGERTY REPEATING MILITARY TYPE RIFLE.
Cal. .45 CF.
30" rnd bbl with Spencer type sight. Marked "FOGERTY RIFLE Co _/ BOSTON
U.S.A. / PATENTED FEB.21 - 1865" on the top of the receiver.
A modified Sharps type patchbox is used as a loading gate on the left
side of the stock. The cut off button is reversed.
CONDITION: 85% thinning blue on the bbl, 75% casehardening on the action
with brilliant colors only on the hammer. The stock has numerous small
dents and scratches. The action is slightly sticky. Troy Collection 4-52063
FOGERTY SINGLE SHOT MILITARY RIFLE.
Cal. 52 CF.
30" rnd bbl. Marked "FOGERTY RIFLE CO / BOSTON USA / PATENTED FEB.21
- 1865" on top of the receiver.
Only 3 of these short action single shots are known, all in this configuration.
CONDITION: Near excellent with 95% dull blue on the bbl and bbl bands.
Slightly fading casehardening colors on the action. Stock has minor handling
marks. Troy Collection 4-52086 FS291 (4,500-8,500)
FOGERTY SINGLE SHOT CARBINE.
Cal. .45 CF.
20" rnd bbl with Spencer rear sight. Marked "FOGERTY RIFLE Co _/ BOSTON
U.S.A. / PATENTED FEB.21 - 1865" on top of the receiver.
Only 3 single shot Fogerty carbines are known, all in different configurations
but all in military style.
CONDITION: Excellent to new with only minor handling marks on the wood.
The casehardening colors are brilliant. 4-52061 FS386 (4,500-8,500)
BOLT ACTION RIFLE
Conversion of an M1861 US
Cal. .58 centerfire.
FOGERTY BOLT ACTION CARBINE.
20" rnd bbl. Spencer-type rear sight. No markings. Made by the Fogerty
Repeating Rifle Company of Boston.
This is a single shot and what appears to be a cartridge elevator is
simply a pivoting platform to align the cartridge with the chamber. There
are no marks or numbers on this gun and it is possibly the only one made.
CONDITION: Fine. 95% blue on the bbl, fading casehardening on the action.
Light rust on the triggerguard and buttplate. Minor handling marks on the
wood. Troy Collection 4-52041 FS310 (4,500-8,500)
FOGERTY BOLT ACTION RIFLE.
Cal. 50/70. SN 6.
27-5/8" rnd bbl. Spencer-type rear sight.
There are no marks on this rifle, which is of the Cadet length. The
loading platform under the bolt is missing.
CONDITION: Excellent to new with no signs of use. Brilliant casehardening
on the action, slight wear on the bolt. Bright blue on the bbl. There is
one gouge on the right side of the stock and some small nicks and dents.
Troy Collection 4-52049 FS317 (4,000-4,500)
FOGERTY BOLT ACTION MAGAZINE REPEATING RIFLE.
Cal. .45 CF.
30-1/4" rnd bbl. The top of the dust cover/bolt is engraved in script
"Valentine Fogerty / Boston Mass".
The bolt handle/hammer is engraved in the same way "V.Fogerty". The
spring mechanism for the hammer is built into the bolt. The lock for the
bolt handle is worn and does not function. This is another of the guns
patented by Fogerty that never went into production because Winchester
bought the company shortly after this patent was issued on 2 February 1869.
CONDITION: Unfinished with bright metal with some light pitting and
stains. The stock is cracked at the wrist and another crack on the left
side of the stock is a built up area behind the locking and feeding mechanism.
Troy Collection 4-52058 FS391 (4,000-8,000)
FOGERTY CONVERSION MUSKET.
37" rnd bbl. Marked "FOGERTY RIFLE Co / PATENTED FEB.21 - 1865 / BOSTON
U.S.A." although this bolt action rifle has nothing to do with that patent.
This musket is converted from a Civil War musket and has plugged holes
for the hammer screws on the left side of the stock and a plugged inlet
for the lockplate on the right. After the Civil War the government had
a million muzzle loading muskets that they wanted converted to a newer
system. This was one of hundreds of systems that was submitted for their
consideration. The trials regarding this system resulted in the Allen Trapdoor
system. A large "1" is stamped on the right side of the stock near the
CONDITION: Excellent with slight surface rust on the bright areas and
brilliant casehardening colors on the action. The wood is fine with minor
handling marks. Troy Collection 4-52057 FS392 (4,000-6,000)