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Extremely Scarce Dimick St. Louis Marked .49 Caliber Rifle From The Hank Jr. Collection
Item #: A7789
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Here is a gun that is of a style I have always enjoyed owning! It is one of the scarce rifled marked by H.E. Dimick of St. Louis. Here is why that is important. Dimick got the contract to supply the 66th Illinois, also known as the Western Sharpshooter, with 1,000 rifles. That was a great order but one problem. He didn't have 1,000 guns, so he went around and bought up what he could get his hands on. He made his special pattern bullet mold and put his mark on the top of the barrel. There has been a great bit of research on the guns and the bullets. Only a handful of the guns have shown up and we know why when we examine one. Most of the guns that Dimick provided were more sporting guns rather than military guns. They were made light and just wouldn't hold up to the fierce demands of a military gun. As soon as they could they replace these guns with more modern weapons. Just after the battle of Shiloh they started replacing them with the famous Henry Rifles. This one is 48-1/4ths inches from tip to tip with a 31-3/4th inch barrel. The bore is about .49 in caliber which is one of the most encountered sizes for the Dimick pattern bullets. On the muzzle end of the barrel it has been stamped "940". Someone did this in more recent times. It has the front and rear sights intact. The breech of the barrel has the high quality silver inlaid bands underneath the thick dark tone of the years in the attic. The barrel has the excellent retailer mark still clearly visible and is "H.E. DIMICK ST. LOUIS." It has the back style lockplate with double set triggers. The action works just as it should. The stock has a beautiful dark tone to the walnut wood. It has the iron buttplate and pewter nosecap still intact. Under the barrel it has a replacement ramrod. For the last several years this gun has been in the collection of country music legend, and our friend, Hank Williams, Jr. He has had it in his gun room and now it can be in yours. This gun displays superbly and has one of the most desirable marks that a gun or bullet collector could hope for.

Shipping Weight: 30 lbs
$7,500.00 USD

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