Original 19th Century German Jäger Style Percussion Rifle with Octagonal Barrel & Double Set Trigger - circa 1850

Item Description

Original item: Only One Available. Here we have a most impressive half stocked German style Jäger Percussion Rifle, a trade rifle made in the U.S. just before the Civil War. These were made by the many skilled gunmakers in Germany, intended for the retailer to mark them once they arrived, however they were often left unmarked. This example was never marked, but it definitely has some fantastic engraving work, and is a very high quality example. It features a 27 1/2 inch long octagonal barrel, which has a bore of about 0.50" and has 7 groove rifling, with an overall length of 42 3/4 inches.

It features a lovely back action lock, which is fully engraved, showing a hunting scene where a hound is chasing after game bird, possibly a pheasant. The rifle is all iron mounted, with the exception of the rear portion of the trigger guard, which is carved horn. The stock is lovely, with checkering around the wrist, and a lovely beveled edge around the ramrod channel. The rifle has a substantial butt stock with a lovely cheek piece on the left side, and a curved iron butt plate for maximum comfort. The rifle has a simple flip up rear right, and a blade front sight, though it looks like it may have had another sight on the barrel back strap.

Like many high end hunting rifles, this example is fitted with a "set trigger", where depressing the rear trigger first until it clicks and just touching the front trigger discharges the weapon, hopefully with great accuracy. It is fully functional at present, and the rear trigger must be "set" before the lock will fire at all. The lock does have a half cock position.

A very nice example of an interesting German Jäger percussion rifle, possibly later used by sharpshooters during the U.S. Civil War. Very impressive and ready to display!

Specifications :-
Year of Manufacture: circa 1850
Caliber:  about .50 inches
Ammunition Type: Cap and Ball
Barrel Length: 27 1/2 Inches

Overall Length: 42 3/4 Inches
Action type: Side action Percussion lock
Feed System: Single Shot

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