A half-stock percussion rifle
probably George Goulcher, second half 19th century
The 28 3/4 inch octagonal barrel with seven-groove rifling in .40 caliber; underside with braised ramrod thimble; fore-sight with horn blade; elevating rear sight. Double-set triggers. Engraved lock signed G. Goulcher. Brass furniture including triggerguard, buttplate, patchbox and lozenge-shaped counterscrew plate. Walnut half-stock with pewter fore-end cap and low cheekpiece.
Condition: Very good. Barrel with dark brown patina showing some light pitting. One ramrod thimble missing. Triggerguard missing forward screw. Stock showing few minor marks and some staining to right side of buttstock.