Antique Ohio Longrifle,
.36 caliber, 39" barrel,
back action percussion lock, curly maple,
brass trim, marked J.M. Gorsuch
Part Number: AAS-604
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This 19th century antique percussion Ohio fullstock rifle is marked J. M. Gorsuch, who was from Mount Pleasant Ohio. The rifle is stocked in curly maple and trimmed in brass furniture. The percussion lock is marked JosH C. Randall Warranted and is mated to single lever double set triggers. The rifle has had some alterations to bring it back into service. during the early 1950's to 1960's during the resurgence in the interest in muzzleloading, and before many replica rifles were available. Trigger reach is 12-1/2", about average for a antique longrifle. Weight is 10.6 pounds.

The 39" tapered octagon barrel is 1-1/32" at the breech tapering to 31/32" at the muzzle. The .36 caliber bore is cut rifled with seven lands and grooves with a slow twist for a tightly patched round ball. The top of the lands are bright the grooves are dark, but no roughness is noted with a cleaning patch. The muzzle of the barrel is decorated with small star bursts and dots around the bore. The flat top rear sight appears to be original to the rifle and is dovetailed 12" ahead of the breech. The front sight is a low nickel silver blade with a brass base. The left hand side flat is die stamped with a inverted R. REYNOLDS.

The stock is shaped with a crescent buttplate, and the sweeping lines common to Ohio rifles. The toe of the stock was chipped long ago the buttplate has been hammered around the toe to create a "toeplate". The buttstock has aged to a dark black color with areas that are frequently handled a lighter brown. The area around the breech has been exposed to repeated cap flash, and shows some evidence of sanding. The triggerguard has a wide bow with finger spur to accept the single lever double set triggers, the grip rail has a curled lip design. These are correct features, all commonly found on collectible original antique Ohio rifles. The breech plug appears to be a replacement. It appears to have either been shaped to match the original, or inlet over the original mortise. The plug has been draw filed smooth and finished to a fire blue..

Notice how the back action lock allows for a slender wrist with the lock panels tapering widest at the front. The triggerguard is pinned into position in traditional fashion. The barrel is mounted with three brass wedge keys with matching "squared" heads. The 5/16" diameter is likely a old replacement and has no provisions for threaded accessories, or ends of any fashion. A brass muzzle cap protects the end grain of the stock. The side panel has developed a hairline crack from the breech to the lock bolt from the wood shrinking against the barrel as it aged. The lock is secured with a single lock bolt mounted in a square sideplate. The stock has no cheek piece.

The rifle is fitted with a back action percussion lock marked JosH C. Randall / Warranted. The lock plate is stamped with die embossed scroll designs and game bird scene. The hammer cup has some chipping along the inside edge. The lock plate has an external screw, which was likely for a stop or catch, which is no longer present. Internally the lock has only a single notch on the tumbler, this eliminates the need to install a fly for use with double set triggers. The drum and nipple are both modern replacements. Set below the lock is a single lever, double set trigger. Due to the single lever feature of the trigger it can only be fired when set. The lock can be cocked at any point but the triggers will only fire the rifle from the set position.

This antique longrifle has had some alterations to bring it back into serviceable condition. The bore appears to be in excellent condition for an 19th century antique long gun. The drum and nipple are modern replacements. Order it for a ten day visual inspection. You will be delighted. Else if it does not fit you, return it in unfired condition for same-day refund. Postage is your only risk, when you order any one-of-a-kind gun from Track, whether new, used, or antique.

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