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Lot 4180: Five American Half Stock Percussion Rifles

Auction Date: June 24, 2022

Five American Half Stock Percussion Rifles

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

A) Thomas & Co. Back Action Rifle

Manufacturer: American
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 40
Barrel: 39 5/8 inch octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 237
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
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.

Description:

left breech end of barrel marked "THOMAS & Co" above markings hidden by the stock line.

B) Unidentified Signed Rifle

Manufacturer: American
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 37 1/4 inch octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 237
Serial Number:
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.

Description:

"G. GOULCHER" marked lock, barrel signature illegible.

C) Postley Nelson & Co. Back Action Rifle

Manufacturer: American
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 34 inch octagon
Finish: brown
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 237
Serial Number:
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.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

"WILLIAMS/WARRANTED" marked lock, "POSTLEY NELSON & CO." marked on right of muzzle end.

D) Unmarked Back Action Rifle

Manufacturer: American
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 42
Barrel: 34 inch octagon
Finish: brown
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 237
Serial Number:
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.

Description:

E) Unidentified Signed Rifle

Manufacturer: American
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 54
Barrel: 31 1/4 inch part octagon
Finish: brown
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 237
Serial Number:
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.

Description:

Barrel signature and lock marking illegible.

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