|Fine C1800-20 New England percussion conversion halfstock longrifle - $1495.00|
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Fine C1800-20 New England percussion conversion halfstock longrifle. 42-3/4" octagon barrel of about .52 caliber bore. Lock signed "S&T/BOLTON". Classic New England style patchbox, triggerguard with projecting "teat" at front, and stock embellishment around barrel tang. Brass parts have a light patina, lock is a medium silver, and barrel is a rich smooth chocolate patina. Lock bolt escutcheons and patchbox are nicely engraved, and wrist has an engraved silver escutcheon with silver wire inlay. There is some pitting present in the barrel breech. Stock may be made of cherry, shows light wear and use with handling marks, has a small piece missing from the rear of the lock mortise, small crack by lock bolt, small piece missing above the front of the lock, and some wood eroded behind hammer from powder burn from use. Silver wire inlay is virtually complete. Overall, a lovely New England rifle exemplary of the form. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.