Premier Fine Art & Antiques Auction
August 29, 2023
Below is just a small portion of the massive selection of high quality art & antiques to be featured in our upcoming August 29th 2023 auction! This auction will span multiple genres of collectibles, including Fine Paintings & Art, Jewelry & Silver, Orientalia, Rare Glass & Lamps, Early & Victorian Furniture, Decoys, Carvings, Coin-Op, & MORE!
RARE CONFEDERATE “MENDENHALL, JONES & GARDNER” RIFLE
Cal. 577. S# 105. Mendenhall, Jones & Gardner of Jamestown, North Carolina made rifles under state contract initially in .50 caliber, but later .577 to accept the standardized Confederate ammunition. This 1864 “type III” example is significantly sturdier than earlier production with influence of blockade run British arms, noted by Enfield style lock escutcheons, and heavier pattern 1853 style hammer. 680 rifles were delivered in 1864 and based on ordnance records, this rifle left passed inspection in March 1864. This example is 100% original and authentic with characteristic configuration 48” overall, 33” barrel, 2 distinct flat brass barrel bands with “U” stamped on top, other furniture brass with exception of unique Jamestown type sheet iron butt plate. Lock marked “M J & G / NC”, and “CS / 1864” at tail. Any Jamestown Confederate rifle is a very difficult to find complete & original even though this example saw hard service but well cared for and a beautiful survivor. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: history & research of MJ&G rifles.