Full-stock Flintlock Kentucky Rifle by Nicholas Beyer

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.44 caliber, 43 in. rifled octagonal barrel. The top flat of the barrel is engraved N* Beyer*, with a brass blade front sight and a fixed dovetail rear sight. The trigger features Beyers typical rear flare. The stock is mounted with brass furniture, including a fore end cap, ferrules, trigger guard with finger spur, sideplate, buttplate and a toe plate. The butt also features an engraved brass four piece patchbox that features a figural stork in the typical style of Beyer. The curly maple stock features serpentine incised along the side of the barrel, with relief carvings at the tang and on either side of the lock and sideplate. The butt also features ornate incisions and relief carvings. An oval German silver thumbprint is pinned at the wrist. With hickory ramrod. Nicholas Beyer was a master gunsmith of the Lebanon, Pennsylvania school, active in the early 19th century.

Provenance: N. Flayderman and Co., Inc.

Condition: The barrel has a mostly a gunmetal grey mixing with brown patina, with light speckling throughout, and light pitting near the pan. Very sharp and crisp markings on the barrel. Lockplate with dark brown patina and pitting under the pan. Pitting around the touch hole protruding onto the barrel. The stock has been expertly repaired at the wrist and an old repaired about 16" from the muzzle. Carving is very nice and stock has rich patina. Ramrod is a proper replacement. Overall this is a very nice Beyer rifle.

EST $ 3000 - 5000

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This item is part of Historic Firearms & Militaria 2-Day Live Auction
 Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016 | 10:00 AM  Eastern
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Full-stock Flintlock Kentucky Rifle by Nicholas Beyer
Full-stock Flintlock Kentucky Rifle by Nicholas Beyer
Lot number: 7
Seller: Cowan's Auctions
Event: Historic Firearms & Militaria 2-Day Live Auction
Ends: Wednesday, November 2 | 10:00 AM  Eastern

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