rifled set triggers striped maple noted engraver Lancaster Pennsylvania 19th century original


Full Stock Rifle

Maker: John Fleeger, Allegheny, Pennsylvania

Circa: 19th Century

SKU: SS401 Category:


A striped maple, full stock, percussion rifle made by John Fleeger (1808-1882) of Allegheny, Pennsylvania.  This rifle has set triggers and an engraved Goulcher lock.  The rifle has brass furniture and a fairly plain brass patch box within the right side of the stock.  Fleeger’s name on the barrel is weak, but it is unquestionably his work.  The rifle still retains a wooden ramrod with a brass tip.


Caliber: .40 percussion

Overall Length: 53″

Barrel Length: 36″


Condition: Iron parts retain a good dark age patina – Stock has some cracks, but appears to be stable – Brass mounts are a light mustard color – Rear barrel sight has been moved forward, probably during its period of use, and the original dovetail has been filled – Actions works as it should – Bore has strong rifling with some spotting


Questions: Call 801-554-5120

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