ANTIQUE P.A. REINHARD 43 CALIBER BENCH/SCHUETZEN RIFLE WITH WOOD CASE AND TOOLS
Product Code: ANTIQUE P.A. REINHARD PERCUSSION BENCH/SCHUETZEN RIFLE
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This is an original P.A. Reinhard 43 caliber percussion rifle built in 1873 in Loudonville, Ohio. The barrel is marked " P.A. Reinhard Loudonville Ash. Co, O. 1873 Cast Steel ". The overall length is 49 3/4" without the false muzzle, with a 31" barrel and a trigger pull of 13". The bore is very good. This rifle was originally designed as a picket bullet bench rifle for 40 rod (220 yard) competition. Someone in the 20th Century re-stocked it in the traditional Schuetzen style. It is way too heavy at 22 lbs to be an offhand rifle. The rifle comes with the following: false muzzle without cramp, adjustable full length tube sight that connects the front and rear sight, muzzle rest, palm rest, percussion back action lock, Schuetzen style trigger guard, butt stock with checkered wrist and butt plate. Most of the tools are older with some modifications and an interesting older portable scale in its own box. Various parts of the rifle and tools have been nickel plated. The top of the butt plate has a former owner, J. Trautman, engraved on it. The wood case is oak with a pine hinged front cover. This rifle is featured in color on pages 260 and 261 in the book " The American Percussion Schuetzen Rifle" by Hamilton and Rowe. This a very attractive rifle with accessories and would make a great display piece or shooter. Additional photos are available upon request. Please contact us to determine shipping charges due to the size and weight.