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Steele & Lathrop Percussion rifle. Any Info on value or history?

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by geo3310, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. geo3310

    geo3310 New Member

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    Hello Everybody,

    The only info I have on this gun is from the book "American Firearms Makers" by A. Merwyn Carey, 1953. The book states: "Steel & Lathrop about 1860. Makers of percussions saw-handle pistols at Albany, New York." I think that the spelling of Steel is a typo in the book. I have had the gun looked at by some local civil war experts and they are fairly sure that this is a period piece. The barrel is 32" and the gun is 47 1/2" overall. I am interested in finding out more about the maker, the caliber, and a possible value for future resale. This is my first post and I will try to upload some photos. Thanks for any info you can provide. Geo3310

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  2. hrf

    hrf Well-Known Member

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    Check your private messages
  3. uiarms

    uiarms New Member

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    I too have one of these rifles and would like to know some info on it.
  4. deadin

    deadin Well-Known Member

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    The only thing I've got re Steele & Lathrop is that they were active in the New York area c. 1860.
  5. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice looking piece. I dont know anything about it, but I like it. Looks like you were at a gunshow from the orange tie strap.

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