Daniel Rischer 1/2 Stock .36 Cal. Percussion Plains Rifle. Daniel Rischer was one of the earliest settlers in the Six Mile Run area, later known as Streets an Hays, Dravosburg, Southwestern Pennsylvania, who was a very well know maker of higher quality flint and percussion rifles.
The rifle was manufactured circa 1831-1841, with a 32 inch octagon .36 cal. barrel, and German silver patchbox and fore end cap. Brass finger grooved trigger guard, and hooked brass crescent buttplate. Cheek piece to the stock with later diamond shaped inlaid added. Fitted with a back action Golcher lock and adjustable double set triggers. Lock is lightly engraved with a silvered finish. Rifle is complete with the original sights. The stock shows a nice even and original finish and color, with the barrel also having an even original finich with some slight age pitting in areas, as does the lock. Action requires slight adjustment. Barrel flat is maker marked with his name.
Antique. No PAL required.