Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 206: Carlos Gove Half Stock Percussion American Plains Rifle

Auction Date: June 22, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Carlos Gove Half Stock Percussion American Plains Rifle

Manufacturer: American
Model: Half Stock
Type: Combination
Gauge: 48
Barrel: 30 inch octagon
Finish: brown
Stock: walnut
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Class: Antique

OG - POOR- major or minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated, wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative; generally undesirable as a collectors firearm in its present state.


Carlos Gove is considered one of the most famous Old West gunmakers. "C. GOVE/DENVER COL" marked lock. Manufactured c. 1862-1884. Several parts are absent such as the hammer, ramrod, barrel key tennon, rear upper tang screw, and part of the set trigger, and the barrel cannot be mounted due to damage on the breech hook.

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