Halfstock Percussion Plains Rifle
.32 caliber, 36" Green Mountain barrel,
curly maple stock, silver & iron trim, Siler Mountain percussion lock,
used, by R. Nelson
Part Number: AAR-020
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This used Plains Rifle is constructed around a .32 caliber 15/16" octagon barrel. This rifle is a good representation of a mid-19th century plains rifle from the Illinois to Ohio region. It is not uncommon to find antique rifles in small to moderate calibers with large octagon barrels. The rifle is stocked in a piece of curly maple, trimmed with a mixture of iron and nickel silver furniture, with a Siler Mountain caplock fitted. Weighing in at 10 pounds the Plains Rifle has a trigger reach of 13-3/4" making it well suited for today's average size shooter.

The heart of the rifle is its heavy 15/16" straight octagon Green Mountain barrel. Measuring 36" in overall length from breech to muzzle, the .32 caliber barrel is finished to a matte brown and is signed on the top flat by the builder. Cut rifled with eight lands and grooves with a 1 in 48" twist for patched round ball. The bore is bright and clean, ready to shoot. The Green Mountain barrel is finished to a matte brown. The barrel does have some wear on the crisp edge flats. The top flat is signed by the builder Ray Nelson between the breech and rear sight. The rear sight is dovetailed 10" forward of the breech and is complemented at the muzzle by a brass bead front sight. The barrel has the Green Mountain caliber and touch mark on the off flat near the breech.

Stocked in maple the wood has been colored with an acid stain and hand rubbed oil finish that combine to provide a warm medium brown with a smooth gloss finish. Used, the stock has a few handling marks, and the brown finish shows some wear on areas that are frequently handled. The buttstock is fitted with a tall crescent buttplate. This sand cast nickel silver buttplate has some porous areas from gas bubbles during the casting process. It is not unusual to find similar features on antique longrifles. The rounded comb sweeps into the wrist. The barrel is fitted with a straight tang breech plug, mounted with a tang bolt and a wood screw.

The toeplate is held in place by two small screws and functions to protect the delicate toe of the rifle during the loading and cleaning processes. The iron triggerguard has been pinned into place. The barrel is fitted to the forearm with two pins with forged heads. The wooden ramrod is held in place by three ramrod pipes, two forward pipes and one entry pipe. The ramrod itself is finished with a brass tip that is threaded 8-32 for your loading and cleaning attachments. A mid 19th century nickel silver sideplate. A single bolt passes through the plate and stock to engage the lock on the opposite side. Further back on the gun the classic beaver tail style cheek can be seen.

Ignition for the rifle is provided by a Siler Mountain caplock. The lock is a classic circa 1830 - 1850 style, with rounded tail. The lock plate is notched to support the powder drum and stainless steel nipple. The lock is finished with a matte brown, the brown finish shows some wear along the lower edge. The lock is mated to a single trigger. The trigger is well tuned with almost no creep before the trigger breaks.

This small caliber Plains style rifle would be perfect for your westward expansion era persona, or are just looking for a small caliber rifle suitable for hunting. 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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