November 28, 2018 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


Billinghurst Pill Lock Revolving Half-Stock Sporting Rifle

.40 caliber, 27" octagonal barrel, no SN. Blued and color casehardened finish, iron furniture, smooth varnished walnut buttstock and forend with pewter nose cap. Barrel marked: W. BILLINGHURST ROCHESTER, N.Y. Lightly engraved back action lock, lightly engraved breech tang. Fixed buckhorn rear sight may be an old replacement, thin brass blade front sight. Wood cleaning rod with copper band. A really lovely example of a half-stock Billinghurst sporting rifle in very crisp condition with some nice original finish.


Fine. Retains strong traces of original blue on the barrel and some minute traces of case color in protected areas on the frame. Markings and engraving crisp and sharp, textured gripping lines on cylinder crisp as well. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some scattered pitting and one eroded ring a few inches from the muzzle with more serious pitting. Stock retains most of the varnish with some wear and loss and showing scattered bumps, dings and light handling marks.

Estimate: $6,500 - $10,000
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