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Southern Made Flint Possibly Kentucky or Tennessee
- Price: $3250.00
42 inch, 54 caliber rifled octagonal swamped barrel with brass blade front sight and semi – buckhorn rear sight. Curly maple fullstock with brass furniture including 4 piece engraved patchbox with 5 piercings. Brass flat barrel keys, brass engraved toeplate with rectangular release button. Engraved brass “weeping” heart inlay on wrist and “bug” looking brass inlay on cheekpiece. Brass engraved sideplate with replaced flintlock. Iron crescent buttplate. Incised carved buttstock and carving on forestock, wrist and in front of the lock and sideplate. CONDITION: Replaced lock with replaced wood around the lock mortise. Barrel possibly stretched (?), but excellent job with continuous rifling to the breech. Wood has footlong forestock replacement with replaced nosecap and front pipe. Patchbox lid may be a replacement. Rod is a replacement. Stock retains some original finish with some cracks and handling marks. The rifle has some neat folk art features and deserves a better restoration. Hard to find these guns, as they were used very hard and few remain. Price: $3250.00
S. McCosh Stamped Rifle
- Price: $1750.00
41 inch, 44 caliber rifled octagonal barreled rifle stamped ” S. McCosh”. Original Golcher style percussion lock with set triggers. Curly maple fullstock with brass and silver hardware, including 4 piece “keyhole” finial box. 4 coin silver inlays including an oval cheek piece, silver blade front sight and notched rear. Condition: Mechanically sound and in shootable condition. Wood is solid with no restoration. One small crack in buttstock crack in buttstock. Gun retains what looks to be remnants of original finish. A nice Western Pa rifle. Price: $1750.00
Rifle attributed to “Hess” of Lehigh County, Pa
- Price: $1850.00
42 1/2 inch 45 caliber unsigned smoothbore octagonal rifle barrel with”Lehigh” style sights with “double bar” marks in front and back of sights. Full curly maple stock with brass hardware including 2 piece brass patchbox. Original Henry Parker percussion lock with single trigger (Lock sticks slightly). Gun has features and architecture associated with the Hess family of Lehigh County.
CONDITION: Gun looks to be in great original condition with maybe having had a slight cleaning. Original ramrod. Wood has no cracks or repairs and gun is mechanically sound. Price: $1850.00
H GABLE SIGNED RIFLE
- Price: $1350.00
38 inch 40 caliber rifled octagonal barrel signed in script “ H. Gable”. Brass hardware with 5 piercing “Q” finial patchbox with release in the butt. Ashmore percussion lock with double set triggers and football sideplate inlay. 4 silver and 4 brass inlays with wearplate. Full curly maple stock with dark piano finish. CONDITION: Stock is in excellent condition with small chip out of forestock and some light handling marks. Triggerguard is broken at tasil and missing a piece. Front four stock inlays are replaced with one missing. Toeplate is missing. Lock functions but needs some attention. Price: $1350.00
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.
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
- 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
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