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
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