Contemporary American Half Stock .45 Cal 33” Percussion Rifle, ATF Antique

SOLD FOR: $2,025

WOA#: WY240310TW002

Make: Per the consignor, this rifle was made by Roy Carter with a Colerain barrel.

Model: Percussion Half-Stock Long Rifle

Serial Number: None.

Year of Manufacture: Circa 1960s-1990s

Caliber: .45

Action Type: Single Shot, Muzzleloading Percussion Rifle

Barrel Length: 33”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a white beaded blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “U”-notch elevator sight with a white diamond aiming reference dovetailed to the rear of the barrel; the notch is fine-adjustable for elevation and can be reversed to present a smaller notch.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one piece smooth walnut with pewter nosecap, straight wrist, straight comb with cheekpiece, german silver semi-crescent buttplate and extensive decorative inlays including an American eagle on the cheekpiece, moon and stars in the right of the wrist, and hearts on each side of the wrist. There is a patchbox in the right of the butt. The stock has some scattered light nicks and scratches, but no notable damage. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 1/4″ and 13 1/4″ from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the buttplate. Overall, the stock is in Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Browned

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright with sharp rifling. There is scattered light erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 7 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is some minor oxidation that blends well with the browned finish. There are a few scattered light marks. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The decorative engraving is clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Good condition (see Mechanics)

Mechanics: The sear does not catch properly when the hammer is cocked. We did not fire this firearm. We have cleaned this firearm and performed a mechanic’s check but expect many will want to clean the firearm again depending on their standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a brass-tipped ramrod.

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

Contemporary American Half Stock .45 Cal 33” Percussion Rifle, ATF Antique
Contemporary American Half Stock .45 Cal 33” Percussion Rifle, ATF Antique