This is an authentic G.Goulcher Marked full stock Kentucky Rifle with an overall length of 47". The octagonal Barrel is 31.5 inches long and appears to be about 45 Caliber. The L.O.P is 13.5" It came out of an old estate collection and uncertain about original origin. Lockplate is marked,"G.GOULCHER" engraved in a scroll., also engraving around the lockplate with a picture of 2 pheasants. There is engraving on the hammer. G. Goulcher was a Gun Maker who made precision percussion locks/ lockplates between 1856-1872. Many were used on American Kentucky rifles, Pennsylvania style,etc. The action works fine. Rifle is tight with wood and not loose in any areas. The Wood is in excellent condition for the age of the rifle with one repair to the heel of the buttstock as seen in the photos. It is a great peace of early American history. This is an antique so no FFL is required. The cost of shipping and insurance is $31.00.
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