Percussion Rifles

The following five images show a percussion over -under combination gun made in 1866 by Theodore Deschner of Ithaca, N. Y., gun no. 58. which I rebuilt in 2010. I say rebuilt and not restored as there was nothing to restore, just a pair of barrels. I had a matched pair of back action locks from a mid grade English double which were appropriate and an Auction catalog image of another Deschner combination gun to act as a guide. I manufactured the top tang and break off, trigger assembly, and used a pleasing piece of cherry to stock it. It is a mid size combination gun that is pleasant to both examine and handle.

The following rifles are available for purchase -$3,000. each.

A .50 caliber percussion full Walnut stock Plains rifle with Brass furniture and bone & Abalone inlays and a rosewood ramrod. It weighs 8 pounds 10 ounces with an overall length of 54 inches, a 38 inch barrel that is 7/8 inch across the flats.
A .58 caliber Purdey style half stock rifle with case colored steel furniture, an English Walnut stock, heavy half octagon and half round barrel, two leaf rear sight, Horn fore end tip and Ebony ramrod. It weighs 10 pounds 5 ounces with a 32 inch barrel, 49 inches overall length with the barrel 1 1/8 inch across the flats.