March 25, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati
Ends March 25, 2020


Percussion Target Rifle by G. Beuttenmuller, Chicago

Approx. .40 caliber, 29" octagonal barrel, NSN.  Checkered grip with iron mountings, schuetzen-style buttplate, and replaced forend cap.   Blade front sight with elevator rear sight and tang mounted aperture rear sight.  Top of barrel marked "G. BEUTTENMULLER/CHICAGO ILL".  Muzzle milled for false muzzle. Cheek piece has added German silver ornament of eagle and ribband engraved "F. Geerken".

Considered to be one of Illinois' finest gunsmiths, George Beuttenmuller first appears in Chicago city directories in 1853.  


Good.  Barrel has a middling gunmetal coloration with some marring and scratches to barrel.  Some pitting around breech with marring to cup of hammer.  Some handling marks and dents to stock, but no serious cracks, splits, or other major damage.  Buttplate is ill-fitting with some gaps near to of stock.  Bore is very good; minimal pitting with visible rifling.

Estimate: $600 - $900
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us

Let Cowan's Handle Your Shipping!

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to Ohio's Stay at Home Order, shipping and in-person pickups will not be available until April 8.

Cowan's Auctions is one of the only houses to offer full service, in-house shipping.  

Our experts pack and ship over 5,000 purchases each year.  
Shipping costs are included on every invoice to make getting your items as fast and easy as possible. 

For more information, click HERE or contact