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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

Condition:

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
$500
11/17/2021

 

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