Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 6069: Four Percussion Rifles

Auction Date: June 25, 2017

Four Percussion Rifles

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

A) J. Cradock Kentucky Rifle

Manufacturer: Kentucky
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44 percussion
Barrel: 41 5/8 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: maple
Item Views: 1561
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 346
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

WB - WOOD IS BETTER FOR THE PERCENT OF FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Built around the 1840s by John Cradock of Springfield, Illinois.

B) Wurfflein & Psotta Philadelphia Half Stock Rifle

Manufacturer: American
Model: Half Stock
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38
Barrel: 39 3/4 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened/bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1561
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 346
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

John Wurfflein and Frederick Psotta only briefly worked together in the early-mid 1850s.

C) J. Beck Engraved Half Stock Rifle

Manufacturer: Beck
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 46
Barrel: 38 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1561
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 346
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

WB - WOOD IS BETTER FOR THE PERCENT OF FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured by Jacob Beck (Indiana and Illinois, mid to late 19th century).

D) Thompson Center Arms Hawken Rifle

Manufacturer: Thompson Center Arms
Model: Hawken-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 54 percussion
Barrel: 28 inch octagon
Finish: blue/case colored
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1561
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 346
Class: Antique
Rating:

NC - FINE- All original finish 90% - 94% or better, some dings in wood wear commensurable with percent of finish. In working order.

Description:

Introduced in 1970.

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