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RARE SIGNED PETER BERRY KENTUCKY

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.

(B) UNSIGNED BEDFORD-SOMERSET CLEAN PLAIN RIFLE

(A)RIFLE SIGNED “GUMPF” PARTIAL SIGNATURE ON BARREL ORIGINALLY FLINT

(A) RIFLE SIGNED “GUMPF” PARTIAL SIGNATURE ON BARREL ORIGINALLY FLINT

  • Price: $975.00

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(B) UNSIGNED BEDFORD-SOMERSET CLEAN PLAIN RIFLE

(B) UNSIGNED BEDFORD-SOMERSET CLEAN PLAIN RIFLE

  • Price: $750.00

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(C) BEDFORD-SOMERSET WRECK INCISED CARVED, NEEDS RESTORED

(C) BEDFORD-SOMERSET WRECK INCISED CARVED, NEEDS RESTORED

  • Price: $550.00

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BUCKS COUNTY RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN SHULER

BUCKS COUNTY RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN SHULER

  • Price: $3850.00

42 in 56 Caliber Octagonal Swamped Smoothbore Rifle attributed to John Shuler of Bucks County Pa. Brass furniture including side-opener engraved bucks county stlye patchbox with release in the toeplate(release is stuck). Two inch wide buttstock with stock of plain curly maple. Stock has coat of added finish and has several stress cracks(one in buttstock and one in nosecap area). Replacement ramrod and converted to percussion lock marked “sharpe”(appears to be original flint plate) controlled by a nice handmade turned tip trigger. Lock works but needs attention. Line carving following slope of stock(possibly retraced) also 2 line carving out the forestock. A plain rifle by an early maker and easily restored. Price: $3850.00

RIFLE SIGNED C.H. FOR CONRAD HORN

RIFLE SIGNED C.H. FOR CONRAD HORN

  • Price: $1200.00

36 ½ in 45 Caliber Smoothbore Octagonal Barrelled Rifle signed C.H. for Conrad Horn of Hazelton, Pa. Barrel maker mark also visible on left barrel flat. Brass furniture attached to a plain grained stock of either maple or possibly ash. Stock has been cleaned. Original percussion lock controlled by double set triggers, which function fine. Non-original ramrod. Plain example of a colorful gunsmiths work. Price: $1200.00

CENTRE COUNTY RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO DAVID YOUNG

CENTRE COUNTY RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO DAVID YOUNG

  • Price: $1875.00

38 in 48 caliber 1 in octagonal barrelled rifle attributed to david young, first of Middleburg, Snyder County, then of Boalsburg, Centre County Pa. Leman Lancaster Percussion Lock controlled by a turned trigger, double set triggers, which function fine. Brass furniture with a nicely engraved 4 piece patchbox, also nice engraved brass sideplate. Curly maple stock with no repairs, but there is a stress crack in front of the triggerguard, but seems stable and a small crack along the forestock. Stock exhibits what looks like original finish with maybe an applied coat of linseed oil. Pierced brass saddleplate with engraving and 14 coin silver inlays of which one is missing a tip. Barrel has original sights with an extra plugged dovetail and bone or ivory insert in the front. Original ramrod and a shootable bore. A fine example of upper Susquehanna quality. Price: $1875.00

ATTRIBUTED JOHN MEWHIRTER RIFLE

ATTRIBUTED JOHN MEWHIRTER RIFLE

  • Price: $2500.00

44 1/2 in 45 caliber octagonal slightly swamped smooth bore barrel rifle attributed to John Mewhirter Chambersburg, Franklin County. Rifle is unsigned, but exhibits features similar to known Mewhirter rifles (stock shape, side plate and patch box). Plain curly maple stock with no visible cracks or repairs and exhibits what appears to be original finish. Stock is also incised carved with a nice dished molding line running from the toe to the trigger guard. Original single bolt jas. Golcher percussion lock controlled by handmade turned tip single trigger, which functions fine. 4-piece line engraved “q” finial brass patch box with release in the toe plate. Brass furniture with 2-coin silver inlays (thumb piece and an engraved “man in the moon” on the cheek). Original sights on barrel with tip of tang broken off. A high condition well-made rifle for not a lot of money. Price: $2500.00

HENRY GIBBS LANCASTER FLINTLOCK

HENRY GIBBS LANCASTER FLINTLOCK

  • Price: $6500.00

42 in 50 caliber octagonal barrelled Smoothbore Rifle, stamped “H. Gibbs Lancaster, pa.” Curly maple stock with one repair in front of the sideplate. Stock appears to have original finish with checkered pattern carving on the wrist. Barrel is held by flat keys and exhibits line engraving at breech and around the sights. Brass furniture with 4 piece engraved pierced heart patchbox with daisy finial and push button release in the toeplate. Golcher two bolt flintlock, which appears to be a reconversion. Single trigger, which both lock and trigger function fine. Silver wrist escutcheon and cheek piece inlay with several crossed flying arrows engraved on it. Rifle has original striped ramrod with worm tip on it. This gun is in excellent condition and an excellent example of a late Lancaster flint maker. Price: $6500.00

EARLY ALLEN MARTIN RIFLE

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EARLY ALLEN MARTIN RIFLE

  • Price: $5000.00

40 in 58 caliber half round, half octagon rifled barrel signed “ A. MARTIN” in script. Owner has stated this was built early in his career. Siler made flintlock lightly engraved (possibly by Martin) and controlled by a turned tail pierced single trigger. Brass furniture with engraved 2 piece daisy finial patchbox(which has toe and extra flint inside). Stock is of curly maple with dimensions: 2in wide butt, 13 ¾ in length of pull, and 2in drop at heel. Raised carved back to back “c” scroll carving behind the cheek. Floral carving behind tang and tailpipe and in front of the cheek. Nice plain early style brass sideplate. Condition of the rifle is excellent with no damage. Brass is fading to a mellow golden color. An excellent early example of a respected contemporary maker for half the price of a new one. Price: $5000.00

CHOICE OF POSSIBLE BAGS SOME WITH HORNS

CHOICE OF POSSIBLE BAGS SOME WITH HORNS

Here we have a choice of hunting bags and horns condition ranges from excellent to several with torn straps. When inquiring please identify the item in question with the letter code and we will provide the price and a detailed description. Thank you.

EARLY NORTHWEST TRADE GUN

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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

SOMERSET COUNTY RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO JACOB MIER

SOMERSET COUNTY RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO JACOB MIER

  • Price: $2250.00

39 ½ in 40 caliber rifled octagonal barreled rifle attributed to Jacob Mier Somerset County, Pa. Rifle is stocked in curly maple and has a period brass repair around the tang and several cracks around the triggerguard. There is also a 3in piece added behind the muzzle cap. 19 inlays of brass and coin silver with one missing and one of the silver forestock inlays being a replacement. Engraved 4 piece patchbox with release in the toe and 7 piercings. Golcher style percussion lock with double set triggers, which function fine. A good example of Mier’s work for a reasonable price. Priced at $2250.00

WESTERN PA RIFLE SIGNED M. RINGLE

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

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

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

S. M. SHILLITO SIGNED RIFLE

S. M. SHILLITO SIGNED RIFLE

  • Price: $2200.00

43 in 50 caliber rifled octagonal barreled rifle signed S. M. SHILLITO in script. Brass hardware with engraved 4 piece patchbox. Curly maple stock with period wrist repair and cracks around lock and a 3in chunk missing out of the forestock. Gun must have been fastened to a wall since there is a screwhole through the patchbox on the inside. Bidwell warranted lock fastened by one bolt(no sideplate). Rifle is in untouched condition and has seen some hard use. Priced at $2200.00

S. McCOSH SIGNED PITTSBURG RIFLE

S. McCOSH SIGNED PITTSBURG RIFLE

  • Price: $4750.00

43 ½ in 45 caliber octagonal barreled rifle stamped S. McCosh. Curly maple stock with cracked wrist and possible replaced wood on forestock. Brass hardware with engraved 4 piece patchbox with 5 piercings. Original percussion lock with set triggers, which function fine. 6 engraved silver inlays. Priced at $4750.00

H. CARLILE SIGNED RIFLE

H. CARLILE SIGNED RIFLE

  • Price: $2200.00

41in 50 caliber rifled octagonal barreled rifle signed H. CARLILE in script. Curly maple stock with a crack in the forestock. Stock has been cleaned and has incise carving design behind the cheekpiece. Rifle also has a period repair in front of the sideplate. Brass furniture with engraved 4 piece patchbox with “Q” tulip finial. Golcher percussion lock with double set triggers which function fine. Nice silver inlay on cheek with federal eagle engraved on it. Toe plate is a replacement of copper or low grade of brass. Barrel has two different sight dovetails(one plugged and one with sight). Nice original striped rod. Priced at $2200.00

H. GABLE SIGNED KENTUCKY RIFLE

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

LEHIGH RIFLE ATTRIBUTTED TO HENRY HUNSICKER MACUNGIE TWP LEHIGH COUNTY PA

LEHIGH RIFLE ATTRIBUTTED TO HENRY HUNSICKER MACUNGIE TWP LEHIGH COUNTY PA

  • Price: $7500.00

37 inch 45 caliber smoothbore octagonal barrel possibly shortened. Two bolt London warranted marked lock which appears to be original and sticks slightly. Lehigh style pinched trigger guard. Brass 4 piece patchbox with a floral finial. Stock is of plain curly maple and is in good original condition with the exception of a 7 inch sliver missing on the forestock, which appears to have been that way for many years. Stock exhibits incised carving behind the cheek piece and a fleur-de-lis design behind the tailpipe. Engraved eight pointed brass star on the cheek. Stock has profile and style of several signed Hunsicker rifles and we feel it is definitely one of his rifles in great condition. Priced at $7500.00

SHARPS BUFFALO RIFLE WITH LETTER

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

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

Rare signed Frederick Stover Rifle

Rare signed Frederick Stover Rifle

  • Price: $7000.00

Rare signed Frederick Stover Rifle. 45 caliber 39 inch rifled octagonal barrel signed in script “F. Stover”. Stover was listed in Maryland and later in York Co. the latter of which is where this rifle is believed to have been produced. Patchbox is four-piece whale-tail finial with pleasing light engraving. Lock is flint,possible reconversion, with double set triggers that function fine. Brass flat barrel keys and faceted ramrod pipes. Stock is of curly maple with a beautiful reddish finish with incised carving. A rare signed gun by a seldom seen maker. Priced at $7000.00.

Extremely rare Huntingdon Co. rifle by B. J. Koughe

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.

Nicholas Shennefelt Rifle

Nicholas Shennefelt Huntingdon County Rifle

  • Price: $6,500

Nicholas Shennefelt Huntingdon County Rifle. 45 cal. rifled 40 in. octagonal barrel signed in script “N.S.” Full curly maple stock with no visible cracks or repairs. Stock retains a excellent “piano finish” with only light handling marks. Rifle has 13 coin silver inlays and 2 brass inlays. Rifle has unusual full cheek piece with a nice federal eagle engraved on a silver plate. Gun was probably originally flint with original lockplate retained in the conversion. The 4 piece patchbox is engraved and has 6 piercings. Rifle is an excellent example of Shennefelt’s work and has many Huntingdon characteristics, (turn trigger, step butt plate, and piano finish) exemplifying his position as an early Huntingdon maker. Priced at $6,500.

Simon Miller rifle

Simon Miller signed Kentucky rifle

  • Price: $8,500

Simon Miller signed Kentucky rifle. 54 cal. rifled 41 1/2 in octagonal barrel signed in script “S. Miller”. Full curly maple stock with incised carving in typical Miller pattern. Carving has possibly been cleaned. Lock is flint and has been converted to an excellent original look. Gun has 2 coin silver inlays, an engraved man on the moon on the cheek, and a silver thumb piece. It also has a nice brass saddle plate and a brass cheek piece inlay. Patchbox has 11 piercings and has an engraved lid, and resembles boxes used by Baum and other Upper Susquehanna makers. The trigger is an early curved tail trigger. Rifle has no visible cracks or repairs. Priced at $8,500.

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J. A. Johnston Catalog

J. A. Johnston Catalog

  • Price: $150
1907 J. A. Johnston Catalog. Interesting catalog of vintage gun supplies and arms from the period. Priced at $150.