Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 750.00 USD
Estimated at 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD
RIFLE. Cal. 48. NSN. Bbl. 35 1/8". Half stock percussion Kentucky rifle mfg. by William Craig of Allegheny, PA. The top flat of the heavy octagonal bbl. is marked "WM CRAIG", followed by "ALLEGHENY PA" towards the breech. Lockplate and hammer exhibit scroll engraving, with the lockplate additionally feature an engraved scene of a man walking through a field. 1-piece wood half stock features a brass buttplate, patchbox, and trigger guard, with a pewter nosecap. Ramrod ferrules are comprised of iron, with the rear ferrule having been mounted with a contemporary sling attachment. German silver blade front sight with U-notch rear sight. CONDITION: iron components retain a mottled dark gray patina, with light pitting present overall. Brass components exhibit a soft patina, with scattered spots of verdigris. Action functions only when the set trigger is activated. Stock exhibits scattered marks and minor impressions from handling and storage overall, with a sizeable loss to the wood present on the right side that stems from the lockplate. (01-25100/MLW). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,500.