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Signed Christian Siple Kentucky Rifle
- Price: $2,850.00
Signed Christian Siple Kentucky Rifle. 43 1/2 inch, 45 Caliber Octagon Rifled Barrel with rifle sights, signed in script “C Siple”. Flint lock marked “Warranted” with single trigger control. Plain full-stock maple or ash stock with brass hardware, including a four piece engraved patch box with “Whale Tail” finial. Christian Siple worked for Jacob Haeffer in Lancaster, PA circa 1800, then moved to Middletown, Pa circa 1802. Condition: Gun has been restored with metal parts showing polishing. Lock is a reconversion. Stock is solid with added coat of finish and has been sanded. Replacement hard wood ramrod. Missing original flat brass barrel keys. Lock functions and gun has a shootable bore. Nice display piece or to go farther with restoration. Price: $2,850.00.
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.
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
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
J. A. Johnston Catalog
- Price: $150