676. New York Percussion Halfstock Schuetzen Rifle by Nelson Lewis

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.45 cal, 32'' octagon barrel with bright excellent bore and included false muzzle. The barrel is a deep plum brown original maker finish with toning to pewter on the high edges and contact points showing a few very light handling marks from the years. There is a simple globe style front sight and rather ornate rear aperture sight adjustable for windage and elevation. The patent breech, tang and lockplate show a period nickel plating, nearly all of which remains, showing only some light flaking around the flash areas of the bolster. Lockplate is unmarked but top of barrel is maker-marked ''N Lewis Maker Troy NY''. The rifle features a German silver nosecap, dual spur triggerguard with fairly plain triggerplate extension and toeplate, with a nickel plated swiss-style butt. The American walnut stock rates otherwise very good plus showing some added finish but very nice grain figure, also with a crack through the highly figured wood in the wrist which appears to have been successfully arrested. The left side of the stock shows Lewis' very generous, near full-size shadowline cheekpiece for-which he is known. The lock is dual-acting and the arm is equipped with double set triggers which seem to function properly. (38937-376) {ANTIQUE} [Cletus Klein Collection] (1000/1500) Sold For 1495.00

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