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Lot 250: Engraved American Half-Stock Percussion Rifle

Finely Engraved American Half-Stock Percussion Rifle with Attractive German Silver Inlaid Stock

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 250: Engraved American Half-Stock Percussion Rifle

Finely Engraved American Half-Stock Percussion Rifle with Attractive German Silver Inlaid Stock

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000
Price Realized:

Finely Engraved American Half-Stock Percussion Rifle with Attractive German Silver Inlaid Stock

Manufacturer: American
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45
Barrel: 38 3/8 inch octagon
Finish: brown
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 583
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 204
Class: Antique
Description:

Features blade and notch sights, double set triggers, scroll engraved and German silver banded breech plug, engraved and "MOORE" marked lock, thirteen engraved German silver inlays/accents (including an attractive patriotic spread wing eagle and shield cheekpiece inlay), engraved patch box, toe plate with decorative finial, and smooth half-stock with incised lines on the cheek piece.

Rating Definition:

Very good with dark brown patina and mild oxidation and pitting on the lock and barrel, reworked tang, lightly aged inlays, attractive aged patina on the brass, and mild overall wear. The stock is also very good and has some repairs by the lock, minor chips along the edges, and some scratches and dings. Mechanically fine.



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