Lot 821

Percussion Target Rifle by A. Escherich of Baltimore, MD
.44 caliber, 36" octagonal barrel, patent breech. Target front hood sight; rear sight has nice finials with a boar deeply relief engraved and  a key to adjust windage, Snell-style percussion bolster. Engraving on the front of muzzle and on the breech of barrel. Tang with deeply relief chiseled hunter in German-style dress. Long tang with sight base for a lollipop stud.  An unusually-shaped back-action lock nicely scroll-engraved with a deep relief panel carved in the rear of the lockplate of a dog pointing.  Engraved in script is A. Escherich Baltimore along the bottom edge of lockplate.  Deeply engraved patchbox lid with the rest scrolled engraving.  Pointed-style buttplate with long engraved heel and toe.  Engraved iron triggerguard and ferules. Double-set triggers.  Fancy walnut stock with cheek piece and checkered wrist. Lot further includes a pair of bullet molds that go with this rifle.
Est $2500 - $3500