The nascent, antebellum American firearms industry saw many small scale rifle makers crafting firearms by hand with barrels from one source, stocks from another, and lock assemblies from hardware stores/importers in the Northeast. This Antique 1840s Pre-US Civil War NEW YORK R. PERCUSSION RIFLE LOCK is in good condition, with some fading to the letters "ICK" in the maker's mark on the lock plate, moderate overall pitting and patina, some loosening to the hammer, some stripping to the top left bridle screw, missing the hammer screw, and with some overall age wear evident (ALL pictured). Otherwise, the lock is in fine shape, with absolutely no cracking or other damage to the tough iron construction. Most interestingly, it bears the name R.
PATRICK & Co" stamped at the front lock, with some floral scroll engraving at the front left round end and the front right "teat" end, sports the original hammer, sear spring, sear, tumbler, and main spring, and measures about 4 1/2" x 2 1/2 in total. Was listed as a gun/hardware importer located at 241 Pearl St.
In New York City per an 1840-41 New York State business directory. Patrick lock plates are often found on early half stock Plains style percussion rifles with barrels from various makers, including the famous Remington. Please note, we offer the lock assembly as a non-functional historical collectible only. A fine example of a very rare, original Antique 1840s Pre-US Civil War NEW YORK R. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Black Powder".
The seller is "abramsantiques" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.