November 28, 2018 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


Horizontal Percussion Turret Rifle

.50 caliber, 28.25" pinned round barrel, no S/N. Bright finish, walnut buttstock with brass buttplate, full-length smooth walnut forend without forend cap, with two ramrod pipes. Unmarked, with 12-shot horizontal turret type magazine, fired by a double action, bar hammer percussion mechanism. Similar in concept to other horizontal turret rifles of the 1830s, like those by Cochran. However, this design includes automatic turret rotation when the trigger is pulled. Rear sight with fixed blade and two folding leaves, small brass blade front sight, wood "ramrod". An interesting and relatively well made percussion turret rifle from an unknown gunsmith.


Good. Metal with an oxidized brownish-gray patina, some scattered surface oxidation and some light pitting. Mechanically functional, good bore with even oxidation and light pitting. Stock and forend with some original varnish, showing scattered bumps, dings, mars and some surface scuffs.

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,500
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