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Item #34673

Antique American Percussion Rifle Built in Indiana

  • Price: $995.00
  • Maker: American
  • Model: Percussion
  • Caliber: .32

  • Description: NSN, .32 Caliber, 32 3/8” heavy octagon barrel with a very good bore that has dark freckling within the grooves. This is a well-made rifle that has an overall plum-brown patina on the barrel, along with mild gray fading along the high and projecting edges. The top flat has initials engraved, possibly by the maker: “W.A.T.”, and has some heavier pitting around the drum and nipple. Seller's "American Gunsmiths" lists "WAT": "William A. Tully, Columbia City, Indiana 1882-1885. The lockplate is not maker marked, but does have a light floral engraving pattern that is repeated on the hammer. The lock and hammer have a mottled gray-brown patina throughout. Fully functional, adjustable, double-set triggers are fitted as well. The triger-stripe stock has a pewter forend cap, is fastened by a single wedge with octagonal escutcheons, and has numerous small handling marks and minor blemishes throughout. Additionally, there is a short crack running forward from the lock screw on the left side. The patchbox, ornate trigger guard, and crescent buttplate are brass and have a general dark ochre patina. A wooden ramrod (apparently original) is also included. This is a rather nice example, of a scarce American-made half-stock percussion rifle. Antique