Contemporary Full-stock Percussion Target Rifle signed "William Large"

.50 caliber. 40" heavy octagonal barrel length. SN: NSN. Full-stock percussion target rifle that appears to have been built by William Large, a contemporary gunmaker that was most active during the 1950's and 1960's in Ohio. Item has a browned metal finish to barrel, with case hardening to lock and brass finish to triggerguard and key shields. Walnut stock has a heavy bench rest style forearm with a plain straight grip perch belly style buttstock. Features double set triggers, a muzzle break, and large conical and Redfield Olympic hooded post front sights. Item also has a lock that was made by Joseph Golcher of Philadelphia. Barrel is signed "W.M. LARGE" to left side. Barrel is drilled and tapped for a rear sight attachment. 

Provenance:Sold to benefit The American Single Shot Rifle Association


Good. Bore appears to be good. Finish has surface oxidation and pitting overall. wood stock has some minor dings and scratches. Brass stock fixtures have discoloration. 

Estimate: $700 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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