May 07, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Percussion Target Rifle by J. Brown

.40 caliber, 32" heavy octagonal barrel, length including false muzzle and barrel flats measure about .5" across, no S/N.  Left side of the barrel marked "J. Brown" over "Fremont, N.H." next to "Cast Steel." Brown barrel with front hood sight and lollipop tang sight. Bench rest near the end of the muzzle. Case color back action lock and tang.  German silver triggerguard and buttplate. Walnut buttstock with double set triggers.  


Very good overall condition with the barrel retaining most of the original brown finish blending to a plum patina with wear only to the high edges and light surface oxidation.  Most of the case color remains on the lock and tang. Some areas of light surface oxidation blending to a patina. The stock is very good with a light crack in the wrist running from the lock to the tang. Good bore with strong rifling with oxidation in the grooves.  Mechanically functional.

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
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