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    Full Stock American Percussion Rifle Pennsylvania C. 1830. Although unsigned, likely central Pennsylvania, Centre/ Union County. 42¼" octagonal rifled barrel, smooth and dark, absolutely no pitting but covered with a deep coat of what appears to be nicotine, and would clean to about perfect. The gun uses an S. Moore F/L that appears to have been converted to percussion, with cut above the lock also indicating it once used a F/L hammer. Double set triggers. All brass furniture including patchbox with stylized daisy finial. The unembellished brass side plate utilizes an extra screw at the tail. The box, 4½" toe plate, and narrow brass forestock wear plate, are all delicately engraved with leaf and scroll motifs, clearly a highly skilled craftsman. Oval silver wrist escutcheon and retains one of the quaint engraved 1¾" wedge escutcheons, which is a silver engraved fish. The inletting is present for five more but they are missing. The broken portion of the forestock likely incorporated two more. Maple stock with distinctive artificial striping and wonderful rich patina. The upper 13" of the forestock, along with the nose cap, broken/ missing, with a small sliver also missing on the right side, which exhibits a hairline with no loss 5" back from the break. There are also two pieces broken out under the lock. retains what appears to be the original ramrod. A very nice, slender and attractive, rifle with great potential in the hands of a competent restorer.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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