Kavanagh Big Bore Percussion Rifle
- Licensing Category: Antique
SN 2147 is an all matching exceptional example of a percussion big bore rifle (approximately 75 caliber) by the noted maker, Kavanagh of Dublin. The firm of W&J Kavanagh operated from 1830-1862. ( The era of this rifle) . The firm built a large variety of firearms, all of high quality. A large bore big game rifle by this maker is relatively scarce. This example shows a 31" barrel showing an overall wavy pattern on the barrel and rib. The rear sight appears to be graduated to 500 yard- 1 fixed and 4 platinum lined leafs. The multi grooved barrel shows approximately 20 grooves of rifling and is rated as very good plus. The lock is a back action showing overall fine hand engraving and its original hammer. The 13" triggerguard assembly shows full engraving as does the barrel and buttplate tangs. The wood is a high grade walnut that shows no cracks or breaks, sound wrist checkering and 5 1/2" engraved patch box.