A cased half-stock percussion target rifle by O.A. Richardson

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Lot 3260ANTIQUE
A cased half-stock percussion target rifle by O.A. Richardson

US$ 4,000 - 6,000
£ 2,900 - 4,400
A cased half-stock percussion target rifle by O.A. Richardson
Heavy 35 inch two-stage browned barrel with seven groove rifling in .45 caliber, top flat signed O.A. Richardson/Lowell. Hooded fore-sight. Unmarked back action lock. Single set trigger. Figured walnut half-stock with German silver triggerguard, buttplate and patchbox. Together with a heavy wooden case, the interior with inlet compartments for gun and accessories. Accessories include false muzzle, unusual tubular powder flask, bullet mold, bench rest, etc.
Condition: Very good. Barrel retains much thin brown finish with long scratch from hammer. Wood with light marks. Case possibly later and showing scattered light marks. Accessories good to very good.
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Footnotes

  • Note: O.A. Richardson, 1849-79d., Lowell, Massachusetts. Richardson & Dexter, 1856 and Richardson & Cutter, 1857-78.
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