Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 1,000.00 USD
Estimated at 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD
STOCK KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 45. S# NSN. The 41-1/2" octagon barrel is unsigned and fitted with single leaf rear and German silver blade front sights. The barrel has the drum and nipple removed, is newly bushed, and is vented. Lock by J. Golsher has been nicely reconfigured using old parts. A very attractive stock of quilted maple extends to the muzzle with a German silver cap and attaches to the barrel with three side bolts through oval German silver escutcheons. The German silver mounts are nicely engraved and include a cresent buttplate with a 3-1/2" return, a trigger guard with a spur-forming grip, and a very finely pierced patchbox on the right side of the stock. Other German silver embellishments consist of tacked-on foliage plates on the bottom with a matching rear sideplate; an oval is on the face above the fluted cheekpiece. A recumbent stag is above a wreath on the left side of the butt, and a teardrop is at the top of the checkered grip. A hickory ramrod is held by two bead-turned pipes and a matching thimble. CONDITION: good as reconverted. Barrel and lock are smooth chocolate brown aged patina. The stock shows considerable hand wear through its dark, most likely original oil finish. The rifle has been carried extensively, and the balance point is hand-worn, exposing the ramrod channel. Bore is dark; rifling is evident. Lock and set triggers are operable. (01-24328/MGM). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.