An American full-stock percussion rifle
second quarter 19th century
The 41 1/2 inch octagonal barrel with worn .50 caliber bore; brass fore-sight base missing the blade; open rear sight; breech with faint maker's signature. Lockplate marked Price/Newlin & Co. Brass furniture including fore-end cap, ramrod thimbles, triggerguard, buttplate, patchbox with three piercings, scrolling finial and simple rocker and scroll-engraving, the release button in the toe-plate. Full stock with striped finish and small cheekpiece.
Condition: Fair to good. Barrel and lock with dark patina showing scattered light pitting, the lockplate partially cleaned to show the maker's mark. Brass with dark, untouched patina, the front of the triggerguard bow broken and showing old repair in the form of a riveted plate. Stock with scattered light marks; fore-end with two hairline cracks at midway point and with some slivered losses along edges; wrist cracked through with long hairline crack and repaired with two bushed pins and a screw.