A Swiss 80-Bore Percussion Target Rifle
Lot 278
A Swiss 80-Bore Percussion Target Rifle
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,104) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Swiss 80-Bore Percussion Target Rifle
Signed Ls. Fce ...A Couvet, Mid-19th Century
With heavy octagonal sighted barrel (light pitting) rifled with six grooves and fitted with a part octagonal fore-sight, plain breech and tang, the latter with adjustable long range peep-sight, partly signed border engraved detented lock with recessed oval (lining missing), foliate engraved hammer with nose chiselled as a monster's head, figured half-stock with chequered grip and fore-end, butt with cheek-piece carved with a ball-flower beneath, white-metal side-plate pierced and engraved with foliage, engraved steel mounts comprising curved butt-plate and scroll trigger-guard indented for the fingers and engraved with a sporting trophy on the bow, trigger-plate with foliate finial, set trigger, white-metal fore-end cap, sling loops, and original brass ramrod
83.2 cm. barrel
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