A heavily chisled and sculpted percussion rifle by Giacomo Rinzi of Milan, Italy, mid century.
An engraved percussion muzzleloading target rifle crafted by L. Tisdel of Scranton, PA.
Winchester 1885 Custom Deluxe .25-20 SS caliber rifle. Custom work is very professionally done and is dated on top of the barrel “4-20-20”. Barrel and frame have been restored. Wood is beautiful full figured deluxe and checkered with a cheek piece and a Swiss style butt plate. Gun has double set triggers. Bore is excellent!
Garbed in a fringed buckskin costume this “western” poser grasps what appears to be a percussion Sharps New Model 1863 straight-breech carbine without a patchbox. The ignition system, outmoded at the time the photograph was taken circa 1885-95, suggests that the gun most likely served as a studio prop. – Courtesy Dickinson Research Center, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, 2003.111 –