Half Stock Percussion Rifle by Melchior Fordney

.55 caliber, 39.5" barrel, NSN.  Blued barrel with brass ramrod pipes, trigger guard, sideplate and buttplate.  Blade front sight with v-notch block rear sight.  Top of barrel marked "M. Fordney" with additional engraving on muzzle.  Wrist carved with four-line checkering.  Stock has carved cheek piece and three-piece patch box with broach scroll finial.  Replaced barrel pin.


Good.  Barrel has a dark plumb patina with some some pitting around breech.  Stock has old blemishes with a 9" crack from ramrod pipe to trigger guard, which is missing a screw.  Additional sliver of wood missing from toe as well as around lockplate.  Bore fair; some old cratering and pitting including some dirt with no visible rifling.  

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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