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Daniel Rischer 1/2 Stock .36 Cal. Percussion Plains Rifle

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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.

$1375.00
AF-3062

James H. Johnson, Great Western Gun Works, .32 Cal. Percussion Rifle

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James Hampton Johnson, Great Western Gun Works, .32 Cal. dise lock 1/2 stock plains rifle with brass patchbox. James Hampton Johnson, originally of Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania is listed as a gunsmith by trade in the 1832 census, and manufactured rifles until 1866.

The rifle is made with a 30 inch octagon barrel, that is maker marked to the top of the flat of the barrel. Single barrel key holds the barrel in place, with a silver cap to the fore end. Brass patchbox to the stock, which is also fitted with a large hooked brass butt plate. Unmarked side lock action. Fitted with a brass trigger guard and adjustable double set triggers. Action requires some adjustment. Barrel has a nice even finish as does the lock, with some light age pitting in areas. The barrel retains a serviceable bore. Stock is in excellent condition showing all of the original finish and color. Manufactured approx. 1837 as per the design.

Antique. No PAL required.

$1295.00
AF-3061

D. Levis Coon .40 Cal. 1/2 Stock Percussion Plains rifle

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D. Levis Coon, half stock plains rifle. manufactured as a flint lock, circa 1815, and converted to percussion, circa 1850. Levis Coon was active as a gun maker in Owego, New York from 1810 to 1835. His son, D. Levis Coon Junior took over the business in 1835, and mover the company to Ithica, New York thus becoming direct competition with Remington Arms Company.

The rifle is in .40 cal, an is fitted with a heavy 32 inch octagon barrel, and is complete with the original sights. Single barrel key retains the stock in place, and is fitted with a pewter fore end cap, and check piece to the stock with a brass trigger guard and crescent butt plate. Fitted with adjustable double set triggers. The action works correctly and strongly, and the stock shows it’s original color and finish, with one minor age crack to the right side in front on the lock. Barrel is a pleasing aged brown color over all. Barrel is maker marked to the top flat, with no markings to the lightly engraved lock.

Antique. No PAL required.

$1450.00
AF-3060

Canadian Issue Snider Enfield Mk.II* 3 Band Military Rifle Dated 1860

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Canadian issue Snider Enfield  Mk. II* 3 band military rifle, .577 Snider cal. Lock dated 1860. Royal Enfield stamp over the number “1” stamped to the left side of the stock with “DC” (Dominion Of Canada) in a diamond to the right side. Walnut stock is in very nice condition showing it’s original color and finish, with some minor handling and storage marks, as to be expected. Brass butt plate, trigger guard, and fore end cap are in very good condition showing a nice even age patina finish. Barrel retains approx.  95% of it’s original finish, having turned to a nice aged grey/brown color. Action shows approx. 80% finish and is complete with the chain and nipple cover (missing the cork top). Action functions correctly and has a very strong hammer spring. Bore is also very good with strong rifling. Complete with original issue ramrod and fitted with a  reproduction white buff leather sling of the correct configuration. All in very good original condition.

Antique. No PAL required.

$950.00
AF-3059

1867 British Issue Snider Enfield Mk.II** 3 Band Military Rifle

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British issue Snider Enfield  Mk. II** 3 band military rifle, .577 Snider cal. Lock dated 1867. Action is marked “B.S.A.Co.” Royal Enfield stamp over the number “1” stamped to the left side of the stock. Walnut stock is in very nice condition showing it’s original color and finish, with some minor handling and storage marks, as to be expected. Brass butt plate, trigger guard, and fore end cap are in very good condition showing a nice even age patina finish. Barrel retains approx. 80% of it’s original finish, having turned to a nice aged grey/brown color. Action shows approx. 60% finish and is complete with the chain and nipple cover (missing the cork top). Action functions correctly and has a very strong hammer spring. Bore is also very good with strong rifling. Complete with original issue ramrod. In very nice original condition overall.

Antique. No PAL required.

$875.00
AF-3058

Model 1842 H. Aston Percussion Military Pistol

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This martial-marked cap and ball handgun is a very fine and most pleasing specimen of the Model 1842 single shot percussion pistol produced by H. Aston of Middletown, Connecticut. Aston and Ira Johnson, both of Middletown and the Palmetto Armory of Columbia, SC, produced some 24,000 of these fine horse pistols from 1845 through 1852. Produced in 54 cal. percussion, with a 7 1/2 inch blued barrel, retaining 80% of it’s original finish, with the barrel being stamped “J.H” and “W.N’  to the side of the barrel. Steel ramrod in place swivel attachment to eliminate loss when on horse back. The dark color walnut stock shows the inspectors mark to the side, with the finish being strong and bright. Brass fixtures are in very good condition with a nice even aged patina. The action function correctly and smoothly with a strong spring. The bore is in very good condition and can be deemed as shootable. In very good overall condition.

Antique, no PAL or registration required.

Sold
AF-3055

Winchester Model 12 Field 32 Inch Barrel

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Winchester Model 12, 12 ga. field gun with 32 inch plain barrel. Serial number indicates a manufacturing date of 1929. Plain pistol grip stock with factory Winchester butt plate. Stock and fore end show the original color and finish with the stock showing handling marks. Receiver turning grey from age, with the nickel steel barrel retaining 90% of the original finish starting to turn. Wear to the left side of the receiver from age and use.

PAL required.

$395.00
AF-3047

Tower Flintlock Pistol Marked To The 40th Bromsgrove Troop

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Circa 1775 Tower Flintlock 69 cal. smoothbore flintlock pistol with 9 inch barrel, marked to the 40th Bromsgrove Troop. This is for the 87th Regiment On Foot, which was a Line Infantry Regiment of the British Army. The Regiment was raised at Bromsgrove in Worcestershire in July of 1779 by George Waldegrave, who became the Regiment’s only Colonel. The Regiment was dispatched to the Leeward Islands under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel George Finch, 9th Earl Of Winchilsea, arriving in January of 1780, and returning to Britian in 1783.

The pistol is in its original and untouched condition, showing a nice age patina to the pistol grip cap, side plate with engraving, trigger guard and ramrod barrels. Single barrel key in place, with the walnut stock showing a nice even aged color and finish. Wood shows some nicks and bruising from age, as is to be expected. Metal work is a nice even aged grey / brown finish, with sharp proof marks to the barrel. Lock shows the Tower mark along with the Georgian Crown. All parts to the lock are in place and original to the gun. Hammer cocks back and functions with a strong spring, but does not catch completely. Bore is in very good condition for the age.

Antique. No PAL or registration required.

$2950.00
AF-3046

1835-1845 British Tower Transport Corps Percussion Belt Pistol

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1835-1845 British Tower Transport Corps Percussion Belt Pistol. approx. 58 cal. 6 inch barrel pistol with steel swivel mounted ram rod.  Proofed marked barrel in 3 locations. Percussion Tower marked lock with Victorian Crown over “V.R.” (Victoria Reigns). Flat brass fore end cap with flat butt to the grips, with large steel saddle ring and Brass trigger guard. The walnut stock is also marked “Tower” to the left side with the initials “T.W.” beneath it. The stock is also stamped with a British Broadarrow, and the inspector’s mark of “B.O.”. The finish to the barrel is a mostly brown, with some grey showing through, and an area of small surface pitting to the top of the breech area. The lock plate is also a brownish / grey in finish, with the hammer in the white, with some slight age mottling present. The walnut stock is in very good condition showing almost all of it’s original finish and color, with some slight surface marks from age and use. Action works correctly and is very strong as is the trigger. The smooth bore is in serviceable condition. Stock shows 2 very minor cracks to the left side of the stock.

Antique. No PAL or registration required.

$1295.00
AF-3045-C

1780-1790 British Tower Flintlock Cavalry Pistol

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British Tower Flintlock Cavalry Pistol, 9 inch barrel of approx. 69 cal. smoothbore, with swivel mounter cavalry style steel ramrod. Barrel is proof marked to the left side with 2 English proofs. Barrel retains approx. 70 of its original finish, with some grey showing with most of the barrel having a pleasing browned finish, and no pitting evident. The large Tower marked lock is in excellent condition, with sharp and clear markings, with the “Tower” name to the back of the action, and the Georgian Crown over “G.R.” (George Reigns) to the center of the action ahead of the hammer. The action retains 90% of its original finish, having turned to a bright blue / brown with some grey showing in areas. The action is complete with all the original issue parts, and functions correctly with a strong spring and tight trigger. The brass butt, fore end cap and trigger guard show a very pleasing patina to the brass and are also in very good condition. Walnut stock with single barrel key shows it’s original finish with bright color to the grain of the wood. Monor chipping to the wood along the ramrod groove with some handling and useage marks to the left side and grip are of the pistol. Proof marked stamped to the left side of the stock being a Crown over the initials “J.R.”. The stock also shows an issue stamp to the right side behind the hammer, with the British Broadarrow, and the date “1800” along with the inspector’s initials B.O.” Bore is in very good condition with slight discoloration, but the gun itself is in very serviceable and shootable condition.

Antique. No Pal or registration required.

 

$2595.00
AF-3044-C