Lot 77: Percussion Cap Target Rifle, silver inlay

Percussion Cap Target Rifle, octagonal barreled half stock .435 Cal. Silver wire work inlay on both sides of the walnut stock, inlay on cheek rests reads, "J.A.B." Top of barrel by breech is nicely engraved with an American eagle with a shield on its chest and 3 arrows clasped in its talons. Side lock has etched decoration and is impressed, "Lane A. Read, Boston (1826-1849). Brass patch box is engraved and of the Lancaster, PA style. Base of stock holds a "T" shaped screwdriver that is released by lifting a steel lever below and in front of the patch box, 49 1/2" long, barrel measures 33 3/5", missing ram rod. Estimate $2,000-3,000

Price Realized: $600

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