Half-stock

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Half-stock

Stock, common or preferred, with a $50 par value.
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Half-Stock

Informal; common stock or preferred stock with a face value of $50. Most stocks, when they have a face value at all, are issued with a face value of $100; thus, stock issued at $50 is called "half stock." It is important to note that stocks rarely have face value anymore.
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Dating from the mid-1800s, the .34-caliber pistols have elaborately carved ebony half-stocks and heavily embellished engraved and chiseled barrels and furniture.
It appears you have a typical half-stock percussion sporting rifle made around 1850.