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W. Weiss Rifle
- Price: $4850.00
W. Weiss Signed Lancaster Rifle
42 inch 50 caliber rifled barrel with rifle sights signed “W. Weiss” in script. Flintlock with single trigger. Curly maple fullstock with brass furniture including a Lancaster style 4 piece engraved patchbox. Brass hidden patchbox release in toe. Stock is incised carved with floral design behind cheek and line carving in front of cheek. Coin silver engraved “man on the moon” inlay on the cheek and a diamond silver thumb piece inlay. Flat barrel keys with hardwood ramrod. CONDITION: Aged patina with some peppery pitting. Reconverted Flintlock. Mechanically solid. Barrel has an obstruction roughly 6 inches down. Wood has been cleaned with an old coat of linseed oil. Small crack in forend. A nice Lancaster rifle by a not often seen maker. Price: $4850.00
- Price: $4250.00
Rifle Signed “D.M.” for David Milliron, probable master of William Schreckengost.
40 caliber, 40 3/4 inch rifled octagon barrel signed “D.M.” in script for David Milliron of Putneyville, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Rifle has a Whitmore, Wolf, Duff and Co Pittsburgh, Pa percussion lock controlled by double set triggers. Patent breech percussion ignition. Curly maple full stock with brass furniture including a 4 piece engraved patchbox with “No. 169” engraved on the lid. 4 German silver inlays, rifle sights, and original ramrod. Several characteristics common to Schreckengost rifles exist on this rifle. For example: stock profile, hour glass tang, pinned front sight, and patent breech ignition. According to family records Milliron left Putneyville about the time W. Schreckengost starts making guns around 19 or 20 years of age and W.S. wife’s maiden name is Milliron thus solidifying a connection. This rifle is 1 of 2 known signed examples of his work. CONDITION: Metal exhibits nice aged patina with light pitting around nipple. Wood has nice original looking finish with wrist repair and small forestock crack. Replaced piece of wood in front of lock and small piece missing from toe. One patchbox sideplate is missing. Lock and triggers are in need of adjustment and do not function properly. Price: $4250.00
J. Dickert Rifle
- Price: POR
J. Dickert signed rifle with octagonal 45 cal. rifled 44in. long swamped barrel. Curly maple full stock, with brass furniture, silver thumb piece, and silver engraved Moravian Star on cheek piece. ” U.S.” stamped in oval touch mark on bottom flat of barrel near breech. According to Flayderman this configuration indicates a possible “Indian Gift” rifle. Also pictured in Edith G. Cooper’s Book “The Kentucky Rifle and Me” plate number 51. Original Dreppert marked Flint Lock. CONDITION: Excellent original condition and untouched and mechanically sound. Price: POR
RARE SIGNED PETER BERRY KENTUCKY
- Price: POR
Made by Peter Berry and signed in script “P. Berry”, this Kentucky features a full curly maple stock with Berry style relief carved buttstock and a 4 piece engraved brass Berry style patchbox with 3 piercings. This rifle has a 42 5/8”, 50 caliber smoothbore half round, half octagonal barrel with rifle sights. Rifle has brass furniture with single trigger flintlock. Gun has 2 engraved silver inlays(cheek and thumbpiece). Barrel is held with brass flat keyes and brass oval plates. Original striped rod with worn attachment in patchbox. Berry rifles are rare and hard to find with him working only approximately 10 years. This rifle comes with a “Julia’s” catalog from 1987 stating this gun came from the late James S. Lewis, Jr. collection. CONDITION: Wood has nice original looking finish with worn, but visible raised carving. Gun has small repair at the muzzle with 4x ¼” piece of wood replaced. There is a small crack from the center of the butt to the carving, which looks to have been a flaw in the wood. There is also a usage crack from the triggerguard to the ramrod pipe(about 3 inches). Lock is a reconversion and functions fine. Gun exhibits a pleasing patina and would make an excellent addition to any Kentucky collection.
EARLY NORTHWEST TRADE GUN
- Price: POR
48 inch 62 caliber half-round half octagonal barrel with British Birmingham proof mark and London proof. “Fox in the Circle” mark on the barrel believed to be the mark of the Michilimackinac Company, which operated from 1798 to 1830 in the Minnesota area. 3 screw brass serpent sideplate holding a converted from flint to percussion lock also marked with the “Fox in the Circle” and stamped “Allport” (lockmaker from 1807 to 1823). iron triggerguard and brass trade rifle type ramrod pipes and buttplate. Stock is of walnut with beavertail design carved behind the tang. Initials “WAH” stamped behind the tang-purpose? No visible repairs or restoration. Price: POR
WESTERN PA RIFLE SIGNED M. RINGLE
- Price: $1575.00
31 ½ in 44 caliber rifled octagonal barreled Kentucky signed “M. Ringle” in script. Curly maple stock with chunk of wood missing above sideplate and a possible wrist crack( stock seems to move at wrist). Single trigger controlled percussion lock that functions fine. Beautiful 4 piece engraved “rooster head finial” patchbox. Rifle has probably been muzzle cut at one point, but retains a pleasing architecture and would make an excellent restoration project. Priced at $1575.00
PAUL ALLISON SIGNED COPY OF JACOB DICKERT RIFLE
- Price: $3800.00
42 in 54 caliber 1-66 twist rifled swamped Getz “B” weight barrel signed “ P. Allison Lancaster County”.
Large Siler flint lock controlled by a single trigger, which functions fine. Curly maple stock with well executed Lancaster style carving with the original owners initials carved behind the cheek. Brass furniture and silver hunter’s star on the cheek. 4 piece brass Lancaster style patchbox with line engraving. Rifle was made in 1994 and doesn’t appear to have seen much use. Priced at $3800.00
WORLD’S FAIR PARIS 1889 PRIZE PINFIRE SHOTGUN
- Price: $8500.00
29 ½ in twist steel 16 gauge pinfire shotgun. Top of rib marked “Grand Prize of World’s Fair 1889” according to my translator, which was located in Paris that year. Beautifully carved stock of walnut with sharp wrist checkering. Back action pinfire locks marked “valence” and “guenimand” respectively with and inlaid silver plate with gold wire work on each. Opening lever also features an inlaid shield of the same pattern. Condition of the gun is excellent with a few minor handling marks. Priced at $8500.00
H. GABLE SIGNED KENTUCKY RIFLE
- Price: $8500.00
50 caliber 43 ½ in swamped octagonal barreled Lancaster style rifle signed H. Gable in script. According to a family descendant Gable apprenticed in Lancaster and ended up in Williamsport, Pa. This explains the combination of Lancaster and upper Susquehanna traits that exist on this rifle. Rifle has river style carving behind and ahead of the cheek and as the molding line. Carving on the tang area and beavertails behind the lock and sideplate with three lines behind that(possibly retraced). Near two inch wide butt with patchbox release located in the top. Nice river style comb piece with a bone or ivory with appliedinlay. Silver pic hole inlay on bottom of the stock and a silver thumbpiece marked “ j m “in script. Susquehanna style engraved moon inlay on the cheek marked “HC”. Brass furniture including a 4 piece Lancaster style engraved daisy finial box and a saddleplate engraved with a silver inlay. Stock is of curly maple with applied finish,no visible repairs except some nails driven here and there for unknown reasons. Lock is a reproduction Ketland marked lock with non-original double set triggers. Rifle has a lot of eye appeal and style! Priced at $8500.00
SHARPS BUFFALO RIFLE WITH LETTER
- Price: P.O.R.
50 caliber with 30 in half-round half-octagon barrel made in 1875. Letter states shipping destination and options. Rifle is in original dry well used condition with end of barrel being rounded from being pulled from saddle-scabbard. Solid gun with history. Priced at P.O.R.
Harpers Ferry Model 1816 Musket Dated 1824
- Price: $1750.00
A nice example of a pattern 1816 musket with a 1824 dated 1824
HARPERS FERRY LOCK with a vivid eagle cartouche. Musket is probably a reconversion with correct repo cock and frizzen being used. Walnut stock has a wrist crack, which seems solid and also has the remains of a stock cartouche. ORIGINAL RAMROD AND HARDWARE. 75 CALIBER original length barrel. Priced at $1750.00
Extremely rare Huntingdon Co. rifle by B. J. Koughe
- Price: $3500.00
Extremely rare Huntingdon Co. rifle by B. J. Koughe. 58 caliber 40 inch octagonal barreled smoothbore rifle signed in script “B. J. Koughe”. Rifle is percussion with typical Huntingdon traits: stepped buttplate, turned trigger, spear-point patchbox finial and Huntingdon style stock profile. Stock is of curly maple and has been cleaned and also has 2 foot of the fore stock replaced being poorly done. Rifle has 18 silver inlays with several replaced and one missing along with several on the forestock which weren’t replaced when that was done. Saddleplate has 5 piercings, but is missing. Golcher percussion lock which functions fine. Patchbox is four piece with eight piercings and nicely engraved. Beautiful engraved silver eagle inlay on the cheek. Although in need of restoration, this is a rare rifle with only 5 rifles by this maker known to exist to this seller. Priced at $3500.00.
J. A. Johnston Catalog
- Price: $150