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    AMERICAN MADE HALF STOCK PERCUSSION PLAINS OR TARGET STYLE RIFLE. 34" octagon barrel in .45 calibre. Top barrel flat stamped "JAS. GOLCHER EAGLE GUN FACTORY PHILA.PA", circa 1830s. Patented breach is engraved with two silver bands. Front sight is hooded with post. Top tang threaded for post style peep sight. Barrel is capped with a false muzzle. All hardware is iron with fine, high quality deluxe engraving throughout, including screw heads. Lock marked "JAS. GOLCHER, PHILA. PA". Double set trigger mechanism functioning. Walnut two-keyed stock houses a beautifully engraved patch box. The stock has good figure near the butt, a cheek piece, is checkered at wrist and capped in bone. Rifle retains original striped ramrod.

    Condition:All metal surfaces are a relatively dark brown patina with minor pitting evident only around nipple area of patented breach. Uncleaned stock is dark with age showing normal handling and wear. Rear barrel key is missing. Overall quality of this rifle was among the finest made by American firearms craftsmanship of the period.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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