Desirable "J B" Marked Full Stock Percussion Kentucky Rifle

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:1,000.00 USD Estimated At:2,500.00 - 4,000.00 USD
Desirable  J B  Marked Full Stock Percussion Kentucky Rifle

Estimate: $2500 - 4000
Silver finished brass blade front sight and fixed rear sight, with no markings visible on the barrel, "J B" on the lock plate below the drum, and double set triggers. Smooth brass tipped stock, with a spiral pattern varnish ramrod, brass hand rest trigger guard, a raised cheekpiece and a smooth brass buttplate. Information provided by the consignor identifies "J B" as John Border, a gunsmith active from 1855 to 1864 in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, whose career was cut short by a railway accident.
BBL: 39 1/2 inch octagon
Stock: maple
Gauge: 42
Finish: brown
Serial Number: NSN
Condition: Fine, showing a crisp, untouched brown patina overall, with a grayer tone towards the muzzle, scattered spotting and handling marks, and pitting around the drum. The stock is fine, with some tight minor hairline cracks and chips, scattered dents, and an attractive grain pattern. Mechanically good. Very attractive form, fine condition.
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