Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 1,000.00 USD
Estimated at 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD
Cal. 40. NSN. Bbl. 35 3/4". Halfstock percussion Kentucky rifle produced by Jas Golcher. Lockplate is engraved with light scroll engraving and a scene of a hunter and hunting dog at the rear, with "JAS GOLCHEr"/ WARRANTED/ FORGED" at the center. Dolphin form hammer with light foliate scroll engraving. Top flat of of the octagonal bbl. is faintly engraved "Craig". Wood halfstock features a German silver buttplate, patchbox, sideplate, trigger guard, bbl. wedge escutcheons, nosecap, and ramrod ferrules. Buttplate and sideplate exhibit decorative engraving, with attractive foliate scrollwork and motifs present on the patchbox and trigger guard. German silver blade front sight and adj. aperture rear sight, with double set triggers. CONDITION: bbl. retains a dark gray and moderate pitting overall, with the sideplate retaining a mottled gray patina. German silver components exhibit varying degrees of patina, with most remaining very good overall. Ramrod ferrules have been soldered into place. Buttstock exhibits scattered marks from handling and storage, with scattered chipping and hairline cracks, as well as a replaced section of wood at and around underside / right side of the lockplate, and on the left side of the forearm stemming from the nosecap. (01-25107/MLW). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.