The world’s premier auctions
 
 
WELCOME TO INVALUABLE
Be the first to know about
the latest online auctions.
Please enter a valid email address (name@host.com)
Sign Up »
PS: We value your privacy
Thank you!
 
 
Want to learn more
about online auctions?
Take a Quick Tour »
WE'VE CHANGED OUR NAME
is now
 
To celebrate, we’ve enhanced our site with
larger images and browsing by category to help
you easily find what you’re passionate about.
Remember to update your bookmarks.
Get Started »
 
Invaluable cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate and disclaims any responsibility for inaccurate translations.
Show translation options

Lot 48: Scarce Roper Revolving Shotgun

Day 1 - Premiere Collector's Firearms Auction

by Rock Island Auction Company

November 30, 2012

Rock Island, IL, USA

Live Auction
Sold
  • Scarce Roper Revolving Shotgun
  • Scarce Roper Revolving Shotgun
Looking for the realized and estimated price?

Description:
Estimate: $850 - 1400
Manufactured from the mid-1860s to the mid-1870s these shotguns used special steel cartridges. The four shot carrier consists of a series of fins is enclosed within a large round housing with a hinged loading gate on the top. The hammer pulled the sliding breechblock to the rear, removing the fired case from the barrel, then revolving the cloverleaf carrier; when the trigger was pulled, it pushed the next cartridge into the barrel firing it. The loading gate is marked with the three line address/1866 patent date information. The serial number is stamped on the barrel and frame under the forearm and on the bolt. Smooth forearm with pewter forend cap and straight grip stock with steel shotgun buttplate.
BBL: 28 inch round
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 12
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grips:
Serial Number: 272
Condition: Fair. The shotgun has a mottled brown-gray patina with the frame retaining traces of silvered out original case colors in and around the protected areas a couple areas of faded original blue on the upper tang and trigger guard. Lower tang is cracked and upper tang repaired. The revarnished wood is poor with a repaired wrist of the buttstock and some scattered minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

Title
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)