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Half-Stock Percussion Rifle by Alexander McGilvray
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
.40 caliber, 36" octagonal barrel with patent breech and gold inlaid lines. Marked on top of barrel A. McGilvray (of Rockingham County, Virginia).  Notched rear barrel sight with silver blade front sight. Engraved back-action lockplate and hammer, marked Tryon Philad. Engraved steel four-piece patchbox; engraved toeplate with patchbox release button. Iron triggerguard and buttplate with double-set triggers. Silver eight-pointed star inlaid on the cheek piece. Silver thumb rest behind tang. Silver inlaid escutcheons with wedge holding barrel to stock. Silver nose cap. Finely figured maple stock with checkered wrist.

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Barrel is sharp and crisp with traces of original brown finish blending with some brown speckling. Lock and hammer with a dark patina with sharp and crisp engraving.  All Iron furniture has an untouched patina blending well with the stock finish and patina on the wood.

A very rare rifle in unusually fine condition.
Sold: $1,527.50
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