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    HALF STOCK AMERICAN MADE PERCUSSION TARGET RIFLE. No visible markings except top flat of octagon barrel. Fancy bordered makers stamp reads, "H.H. SCHULTE - PITTSBURG". Circa 1872-1875. Barrel is 31" long, 1 ΒΌ" wide in .50 calibre. Barrel breach is of the patented design. Barrel capped with a false muzzle. Front sight is a long hooded post 'peep' style. Rear sight has a 7" long steel strap attached to the barrel breach. The strap forms the base for the rear peep sight. Rear sight is elevation adjustable with a threaded rod rising vertical from top tang. Double set trigger mechanism is functional. Butt plate, patch box, toe plate, looped trigger guard and forend escutcheons are a combination of German silver and silver plated brass. Stock is of burl wood, checkered bag style pistol grip, cheek piece on left side and pewter or lead forend cap. Original ramrod housed under barrel by two steel ferrels.

    Condition: Excellent overall. Barrel has 98% original blue coverage with light to moderate staining throughout. Lock plate, hammer and patent breach are a blue finish going to brown over part of their surfaces. Silver finished parts show only wear at heel of butt and have a soft satin patina. Forestock has two holes on the underside, one with a threaded insert, for attachment of a palm rest. Deluxe burl wood stock is in excellent condition with only minor handling scuffs and abrasions. Overall a very well made handsome piece of American craftsmanship from our frontier era.

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    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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