Frank Wesson No. 1 Mid-Range Single Shot Breechloading Sporting Rifle

Unserialized. .40 caliber,
30 1/2-inch part round/part octagonal blued barrel
with wind gauge front sight. Barrel marked: F. Wesson/Maker/Worcester, Mass.
Case-hardened hammer and breechblock. Tin-finished fore-end cap, frame and lever.
Tang-mounted long range Vernier folding peep sight.
Deluxe walnut fore-end and pistol-grip buttstock with extra sight mount at butt.
Shotgun-style butt with checkered steel buttplate.

Condition: Excellent to mint. 95-99% tin finish remaining on frame and lever.
Vibrant case-hardening. Wood excellent.

Note: Only 25 of this model were manufactured,
This example made in the 1870s. [see Flayderman 51-011].

Estimate: $7000 - $9000