December 08, 2020 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


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Half Stock Percussion Rifle by C. Flowers

.38 caliber, 39" octagonal barrel, NSN.  Steel finish with half stock secured by two pins.  Blade front sight with rear sight block.  Brass trigger guard and buttplate with carved cheek piece.  German silver pins escutcheons and stock inlay.  Barrel marked "C. Flowers".

Charles Flowers is listed as operating a shop in Harmony, Pennsylvania, dates unknown.   

Condition:

Barrel has a gunmetal gray patination with some scattered oxidation and darkening to a light plumb towards breech.  Some pitting around priming cone present.  All German silver inlay is present with stock showing handling blemishes including a crack through the lockplate screw.  Action is non-functional with a mostly dark bore.

Starting Price: $350
Estimate: $700 - $900
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