Steven Dodd Hughes   California Half-Stock Percussion Rifle     .54 Calibre

32" hooked-breech slightly-tapered full-octagon barrel by Lynn Weimer

with deep-cut 1:60 twist rifling to stabilize a round ball, percussion-fenced

breechblock, blade front sight, base for (included) Rocky Mountain rear

sight, Marbles tang peep sight with custom offset base by John Madole,

and with brass-tipped ramrod retained by double thimbles. Stocked in well-

cured French walnut with cast-in-place pewter forend tip, escutcheoned key

fastener, steel triggerguard with pineapple finial and pistol-grip tang, classic

borderless flat-top checkering, beaded cheekpiece, inletted patchbox and

toeplate---both with pineapple finials, and crescent steel buttplate. Bar-

action sidelock action by Griffith Tool Co., with double-set triggers by

Walter Cain. Engraved by Mark Drain. Maker's gold-inlaid SDH cartouche at

breech. Pull: 13 7/8". Drop: 1 5/8" - 2 3/4". Cast-off: 1/2". Weight: 8lbs, 11oz.

Blued barrel, casehardened lock, breechblock and patchbox, and with

registered and fire-blued screws. Completed in 1987; the prototype for

Steven Hughes' series of nine California rifles. Very little used---although

two blacktail deer were taken with the rifle by the maker. Pictured on the

cover of GUNS Magazine, April 1989, a copy of which, amongst other

paperwork, is included.  $4895.

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