May 07, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Percussion Half Stock Target Rifle By John Ohrt Burlington, Iowa

.40 caliber, 31.25" octagonal barrel, no S/N.  Browned barrel secured to walnut half-stock with wedge. Iron ramrod pipes, triggerguard, buttplate, toe plate, and eagle form patch box. Hooded blade front sight with elevator rear sight and tang-mounted aperture. Flat lockplate with set trigger.  Muzzle crowned for ball-starter.  Wood ramrod with brass tip.  Top of barrel marked "1868" with "JOHN OHRT./BURLINGTON IOWA."

Lot includes several tools for maintenance of percussion rifles including .41 caliber bullet mold, one .395 caliber bullet mold, and one John Ohrt powder measure.


Fine.  Barrel retains nearly all of its browned finish with some minor thinning to edges of barrel. Iron parts have a mixed gunmetal patination. Some handling marks and blemishes on stock, but no serious cracks, splits, or other damage. Action is functional. Bore is very good; bright with visible rifling.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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