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(A) Rare Pair of American Flintlock Holster Pistols by Thomas Annely.

(A) Rare Pair of American Flintlock Holster Pistols by Thomas Annely.

Lot # 1001 (Sale Order: 1 of 205)      

According to "American Gunsmiths" by Frank Sellers, Thomas Annely worked in Trenton, New Jersey between 1770 and 1777, where he was an armorer to the Colony of New Jersey. Later, he worked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1797 and 1798, where he was making contract pistols. This pair dates to the time period between 1770 and 1777 when Annely was working in New Jersey. The pistols are in the French style and have French style iron mounts, possibly imported from France. The round smoothbore steel barrels have faceted breeches and tapered top flats with small iron sights near the muzzles. The undersides of the breeches are stamped with a "TA" cartouche for maker Thomas Annely. The flat locks have beveled edges and are unmarked, probably made by Annely. Iron furniture in the French style with full sideplates and full stirrup pommel caps. The wood is butternut (white walnut), which is an American wood from a now extinct species. A letter from Christensen Wood Identification accompanies these pistols and confirms from a tested sliver that they are stocked in butternut, which is "white walnut" a wood only found in America. Wooden ramrods, one original and one period, but replaced. CONDITION: Barrels and locks retain an even brown patina. Locks are in original flintlock configuration, one mainspring is weak. Furniture retains a matching brown patina. Stocks show a dark surface with some scattered marks and flaws from age. A very early and well-made pair of American pistols by a well-known maker. PROVENANCE: Pictured in Warren Moore's book "Weapons of the American Revolution". Barrel Length: 9-3/8", BothCaliber/Bore: .65 Smoothbore, BothFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Thomas AnnelyModel: OfficerPaperwork: Wood Analysis Certificate, PhotosSerial Number: NSN

According to "American Gunsmiths" by Frank Sellers, Thomas Annely worked in Trenton, New Jersey between 1770 and 1777, where he was an armorer to the Colony of New Jersey...more. Later, he worked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1797 and 1798, where he was making contract pistols. This pair dates to the time period between 1770 and 1777 when Annely was working in New Jersey. The pistols are in the French style and have French style iron mounts, possibly imported from France. The round smoothbore steel barrels have faceted breeches and tapered top flats with small iron sights near the muzzles. The undersides of the breeches are stamped with a "TA" cartouche for maker Thomas Annely. The flat locks have beveled edges and are unmarked, probably made by Annely. Iron furniture in the French style with full sideplates and full stirrup pommel caps. The wood is butternut (white walnut), which is an American wood from a now extinct species. A letter from Christensen Wood Identification accompanies these pistols and confirms from a tested sliver that they are stocked in butternut, which is "white walnut" a wood only found in America. Wooden ramrods, one original and one period, but replaced. CONDITION: Barrels and locks retain an even brown patina. Locks are in original flintlock configuration, one mainspring is weak. Furniture retains a matching brown patina. Stocks show a dark surface with some scattered marks and flaws from age. A very early and well-made pair of American pistols by a well-known maker. PROVENANCE: Pictured in Warren Moore's book "Weapons of the American Revolution". Barrel Length: 9-3/8", BothCaliber/Bore: .65 Smoothbore, BothFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Thomas AnnelyModel: OfficerPaperwork: Wood Analysis Certificate, PhotosSerial Number: NSN

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(A) Brass Mounted English Trade Pistol by Bumford.

(A) Brass Mounted English Trade Pistol by Bumford.

Lot # 1002 (Sale Order: 2 of 205)      

According to "Gunsmiths of London, Suppl." by Blackmore, John Bumford was the son of John Bumford I of London. (mark is IB under a fleur de lis) He apprenticed to Thomas Hartwell in 1735 and was free of the Gunmaker's Co. in 1742. He was then elected assistant in 1746; Master in 1751 and 1756; and was listed as gunmaker at the Sign of the Golden Blunderbuss in Minories from 1754 and 1768, Then he was listed as located at 8 St. George St, Minories between 1769 and 1774 (possible all were one address of 8 St George St, Minories, London at the sign of The Golden Blunderbuss). John Bumford was also a Contractor to Ordnance from 1756-71 and to the East India Co. from 1745-73. He was a contractor for the Hudson's Bay Co. from 1757-75 (viewer 1750-56). John Bumford died in 1775. This pistol features a round three-stage barrel with private English view and proof marks as well as "IB" below a fleaur de lis for maker John Bumford. The rounded lockplate has double-line borders and a sprig of engraving at the tail. Crudely marked "BUMFORD" in the center, has an unbridled pan. Brass furniture includes a flat pierced sideplate crudely engraved with military motifs, a plain triggerguard, a symmetrical wrist escutcheon with foliate engraving, full stirrup pommel cap, and trade ferrules. Walnut stock of Georgian form with relief panels around the lock and sideplate, as well a teardrop around the barrel tang. Ramrod is a contemporary replacement. CONDITION: Barrel retains an applied brown patina, some some wear and minor freckling. Lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration, retains a dark freckled patina, markings very good. Brass furniture retains a dark mustard patina with some scattered marks and wear. Stock shows some wear and has a minor sliver replaced above tail and one minor sliver on tight side of forend, towards muzzle. PROVANANCE: Purchased from Brian LaMaster.Barrel Length: 8 - 1/4"Caliber/Bore: .65 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: John BumfordModel: Trade PistolPaperwork: NoSerial Number: NSN

According to "Gunsmiths of London, Suppl." by Blackmore, John Bumford was the son of John Bumford I of London. (mark is IB under a fleur de lis) He apprenticed to Thomas ...moreHartwell in 1735 and was free of the Gunmaker's Co. in 1742. He was then elected assistant in 1746; Master in 1751 and 1756; and was listed as gunmaker at the Sign of the Golden Blunderbuss in Minories from 1754 and 1768, Then he was listed as located at 8 St. George St, Minories between 1769 and 1774 (possible all were one address of 8 St George St, Minories, London at the sign of The Golden Blunderbuss). John Bumford was also a Contractor to Ordnance from 1756-71 and to the East India Co. from 1745-73. He was a contractor for the Hudson's Bay Co. from 1757-75 (viewer 1750-56). John Bumford died in 1775. This pistol features a round three-stage barrel with private English view and proof marks as well as "IB" below a fleaur de lis for maker John Bumford. The rounded lockplate has double-line borders and a sprig of engraving at the tail. Crudely marked "BUMFORD" in the center, has an unbridled pan. Brass furniture includes a flat pierced sideplate crudely engraved with military motifs, a plain triggerguard, a symmetrical wrist escutcheon with foliate engraving, full stirrup pommel cap, and trade ferrules. Walnut stock of Georgian form with relief panels around the lock and sideplate, as well a teardrop around the barrel tang. Ramrod is a contemporary replacement. CONDITION: Barrel retains an applied brown patina, some some wear and minor freckling. Lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration, retains a dark freckled patina, markings very good. Brass furniture retains a dark mustard patina with some scattered marks and wear. Stock shows some wear and has a minor sliver replaced above tail and one minor sliver on tight side of forend, towards muzzle. PROVANANCE: Purchased from Brian LaMaster.Barrel Length: 8 - 1/4"Caliber/Bore: .65 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: John BumfordModel: Trade PistolPaperwork: NoSerial Number: NSN

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(A) Early American Flintlock Holster Pistol.

(A) Early American Flintlock Holster Pistol.

Lot # 1003 (Sale Order: 3 of 205)      

This American stocked flintlock pistol has both American and European components. The two stage Spanish barrel is marked at the breech with a series of indistinct maker's marks. The flat lockplate is unmarked and has an unbridled pan. The brass furniture includes an "S"-shaped sideplate of probable American origin with some non-professional engraved decoration. The pommel cap has full stirrups and the triggerguard finial terminates in a stylized acorn. The ramrod ferrules are of sheet brass. The stock is American walnut and has early Georgian form. Complete with its original wooden ramrod with a flat iron cap. CONDITION: Very good, overall. Barrel retains a freckled light grey patina and shows some wear and darker areas. Lock functions well and is in its original flintlock configuration, grey freckled patina and one retaining screw is a replacement. The brass furniture retains a mellowing patina and and shows some wear. Ramrod ferrules have some minor losses. Stock shows some minor chipping around pommel cap and some shrinkage and scattered marks. This is a very nice and early American pistol.Barrel Length: 8 - 3/4"Caliber/Bore: .58FFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: AmericanModel: Holster PistolPaperwork: NoSerial Number: NSN

This American stocked flintlock pistol has both American and European components. The two stage Spanish barrel is marked at the breech with a series of indistinct maker'...mores marks. The flat lockplate is unmarked and has an unbridled pan. The brass furniture includes an "S"-shaped sideplate of probable American origin with some non-professional engraved decoration. The pommel cap has full stirrups and the triggerguard finial terminates in a stylized acorn. The ramrod ferrules are of sheet brass. The stock is American walnut and has early Georgian form. Complete with its original wooden ramrod with a flat iron cap. CONDITION: Very good, overall. Barrel retains a freckled light grey patina and shows some wear and darker areas. Lock functions well and is in its original flintlock configuration, grey freckled patina and one retaining screw is a replacement. The brass furniture retains a mellowing patina and and shows some wear. Ramrod ferrules have some minor losses. Stock shows some minor chipping around pommel cap and some shrinkage and scattered marks. This is a very nice and early American pistol.Barrel Length: 8 - 3/4"Caliber/Bore: .58FFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: AmericanModel: Holster PistolPaperwork: NoSerial Number: NSN

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(A) LOT OF 2: ENGLISH FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOLS.

(A) LOT OF 2: ENGLISH FLINTLOCK OFFICER'S PISTOLS.

Lot # 1004 (Sale Order: 4 of 205)      

Comprising: A) Silver Mounted English Flintlock Pistol marked Clarkson. Round smoothbore steel barrel with English view and proof marks at breech. Rounded lockplate marked "CLARK-ON" and engraved with scrolls at tail. Silver sideplate featuring British coat of arms with a lion, unicorn, and arms motifs. Silver grotesque mask pommel cap and ornate wrist escutcheon with bearded man and flags. Triggerguard and ramrod ferrules of iron. Stock carved with classic relief shell around barrel tang. CONDITION: Barrel with mostly dark heavy patina, top flat has been buffed. Lock shows scattered areas of pitting and retains a dark patina. Stock has a very dark heavy finish and has several areas of replaced wood. B) Brass and Silver Mounted Flintlock Officer's Pistol. Two-stage barrel with Birmingham proofs at breech. Flat lockplate marked "KETLAND & Co." Brass triggerguard terminating in an acorn finial. Brass pierced sideplate with arms motifs. Wrist escutcheon of brass with helmet and cannon. Hallmarked silver grotesque mask pommel cap with separately applied acorn finial on spine. Stock of partially figured walnut with relief shell carved around barrel tang. CONDITION: Barrel and lock retain a heavy brown patina. Brass retains a dark unpolished surface. Silver lightly polished. Stock shows professional restoration to forend. A very attractive and unusual pistol.Barrel Length: A) 7-7/8" B) 6-7/8"Caliber/Bore: A) .65 Smoothbore, B) .65 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: A) Clarkson, B) Ketland & Co.Model: OfficerPaperwork: NoSerial Number: NSN

Comprising: A) Silver Mounted English Flintlock Pistol marked Clarkson. Round smoothbore steel barrel with English view and proof marks at breech. Rounded lockplate ma...morerked "CLARK-ON" and engraved with scrolls at tail. Silver sideplate featuring British coat of arms with a lion, unicorn, and arms motifs. Silver grotesque mask pommel cap and ornate wrist escutcheon with bearded man and flags. Triggerguard and ramrod ferrules of iron. Stock carved with classic relief shell around barrel tang. CONDITION: Barrel with mostly dark heavy patina, top flat has been buffed. Lock shows scattered areas of pitting and retains a dark patina. Stock has a very dark heavy finish and has several areas of replaced wood. B) Brass and Silver Mounted Flintlock Officer's Pistol. Two-stage barrel with Birmingham proofs at breech. Flat lockplate marked "KETLAND & Co." Brass triggerguard terminating in an acorn finial. Brass pierced sideplate with arms motifs. Wrist escutcheon of brass with helmet and cannon. Hallmarked silver grotesque mask pommel cap with separately applied acorn finial on spine. Stock of partially figured walnut with relief shell carved around barrel tang. CONDITION: Barrel and lock retain a heavy brown patina. Brass retains a dark unpolished surface. Silver lightly polished. Stock shows professional restoration to forend. A very attractive and unusual pistol.Barrel Length: A) 7-7/8" B) 6-7/8"Caliber/Bore: A) .65 Smoothbore, B) .65 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: A) Clarkson, B) Ketland & Co.Model: OfficerPaperwork: NoSerial Number: NSN

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(A) Fantastic and Profusely Silver Inlaid and Partially Silver Mounted Flintlock Tennessee Rifle Att

(A) Fantastic and Profusely Silver Inlaid and Partially Silver Mounted Flintlock Tennessee Rifle Att

Lot # 1005 (Sale Order: 5 of 205)      

This beautiful rifle was exhibited in the 2013 Kentucky Rifle Association President's Display and is complete with its pewter KRA hang tag. It is evident that this rifle is closely associated with the Jacob Young Family and school of gunsmithing in the Cumberland settlements on the Tennessee Frontier. The similarities between this rifle and signed rifles by Jacob Young are made clear in an article on pages 81-88 of "Muzzleloader Magazine" from March/April 2015 in an article by Gil Sherrill. Jacob Young, as well as his brothers including John Young, his older brother David, and Samuel, migrated to Tennessee from Southwestern Virginia in the late 1700's. The William Young family settled on Indian Creek which runs into the Cumberland River; today, this is near Enigma, in Smith County, Tennessee. Several members of this family were known to have been master gunsmiths. Although this rifle is unsigned, clear similarities, including the form, the mounts, the integration of silver with brass, and the engraving are all attributes pointing to Young Family association. This rifle is pictured in "Longrifles of North Carolina" by John Bivins. The rifle has a full length, rifled octagonal barrel, which is unsigned and features a dovetailed brass front sight with silver blade, and an iron rear sight. The replaced lock is marked "J. MANN & SON" in the center and features a roller frizzen. The rifle has double set triggers. The rifle has a finely engraved iron toeplate and a total of 49 pieces of silver inlaid into the stock and brass furniture. The large brass patchbox consists of four pieces, finely engraved with detailed borders and inlaid with 12 pieces of silver, including a heart on the finial. The toeplate stretches all the way to the back of the trigger guard tang and is inlaid with six stylized silver hearts, engraved with broken line borders with stars around the screws. The round, ivory patchbox release is also located towards the back of the toeplate. The brass buttplate has a band of silver on the tang as well as a scroll engraved silver extension on the tang. The sideplate is pierced and engraved with broken line borders and rocker panel designs, it surrounds the single lock retaining screw. The trigger guard is inlaid with four pieces of unengraved silver and has a shaped silver extension just in front of the front trigger guard tang. The ramrod entry ferrule extension has a silver heart inlaid into it, as well as a brass band in the center of the ferrule. The remaining three ferrules have a silver overlay around the faceted portion with the rings remaining brass. The replaced nosecap shows a silver overlay with brass bands at the front and back. There is a large brass and silver inlay, which is shaped and engraved just below the cheekpiece, which also has a silver inlay over its face. There is a four point geometric design inlaid above the cheek piece, which is engraved with rocker panel designs with a star in the center. Behind the cheekpiece there is a large piece of silver engraved with 'C' scrolls and broken line borders. Hearts surround both sides of the lock, cavity, and sideplate carving. There are four engraved 'S' shaped inlays on each side of the forend and a uniquely shaped engraved silver wrist escutcheon. The full length high figured maple stock is of classic Tennessee form and is carved with two sets of incised double lines along both sides of the forend, both sides of the comb, and both sides of the bottom of the buttstock. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina with some scattered areas of minor pitting and dark spotting. The replaced lock retains a grey patina and is in its original flintlock configuration, some light scattered pitting. Brass and silver mounts and inlays are polished bright. Nosecap is a professional replacement. Stock retains an orange hue and shows some light wear and scattered light marks from use. Sections above the front of the lock tang and the barrel, as well as a section between the back of the lock tang and the barrel tang have been professionally replaced; a couple cracks along the forend have been professionally repaired. Ramrod is replaced. It would be hard to find a rifle more beautiful or highly decorated than this example. Tennessee rifles are very scarce and highly desirable. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Gerald Neaves. Accessories: KRA MedalBarrel Length: 42 - 1/2"Caliber/Bore: .46 RifledFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Young Family, AttributedModel: Kentucky RiflePaperwork: Article Copy, KRA CDSerial Number: NSN

This beautiful rifle was exhibited in the 2013 Kentucky Rifle Association President's Display and is complete with its pewter KRA hang tag. It is evident that this rifle ...moreis closely associated with the Jacob Young Family and school of gunsmithing in the Cumberland settlements on the Tennessee Frontier. The similarities between this rifle and signed rifles by Jacob Young are made clear in an article on pages 81-88 of "Muzzleloader Magazine" from March/April 2015 in an article by Gil Sherrill. Jacob Young, as well as his brothers including John Young, his older brother David, and Samuel, migrated to Tennessee from Southwestern Virginia in the late 1700's. The William Young family settled on Indian Creek which runs into the Cumberland River; today, this is near Enigma, in Smith County, Tennessee. Several members of this family were known to have been master gunsmiths. Although this rifle is unsigned, clear similarities, including the form, the mounts, the integration of silver with brass, and the engraving are all attributes pointing to Young Family association. This rifle is pictured in "Longrifles of North Carolina" by John Bivins. The rifle has a full length, rifled octagonal barrel, which is unsigned and features a dovetailed brass front sight with silver blade, and an iron rear sight. The replaced lock is marked "J. MANN & SON" in the center and features a roller frizzen. The rifle has double set triggers. The rifle has a finely engraved iron toeplate and a total of 49 pieces of silver inlaid into the stock and brass furniture. The large brass patchbox consists of four pieces, finely engraved with detailed borders and inlaid with 12 pieces of silver, including a heart on the finial. The toeplate stretches all the way to the back of the trigger guard tang and is inlaid with six stylized silver hearts, engraved with broken line borders with stars around the screws. The round, ivory patchbox release is also located towards the back of the toeplate. The brass buttplate has a band of silver on the tang as well as a scroll engraved silver extension on the tang. The sideplate is pierced and engraved with broken line borders and rocker panel designs, it surrounds the single lock retaining screw. The trigger guard is inlaid with four pieces of unengraved silver and has a shaped silver extension just in front of the front trigger guard tang. The ramrod entry ferrule extension has a silver heart inlaid into it, as well as a brass band in the center of the ferrule. The remaining three ferrules have a silver overlay around the faceted portion with the rings remaining brass. The replaced nosecap shows a silver overlay with brass bands at the front and back. There is a large brass and silver inlay, which is shaped and engraved just below the cheekpiece, which also has a silver inlay over its face. There is a four point geometric design inlaid above the cheek piece, which is engraved with rocker panel designs with a star in the center. Behind the cheekpiece there is a large piece of silver engraved with 'C' scrolls and broken line borders. Hearts surround both sides of the lock, cavity, and sideplate carving. There are four engraved 'S' shaped inlays on each side of the forend and a uniquely shaped engraved silver wrist escutcheon. The full length high figured maple stock is of classic Tennessee form and is carved with two sets of incised double lines along both sides of the forend, both sides of the comb, and both sides of the bottom of the buttstock. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina with some scattered areas of minor pitting and dark spotting. The replaced lock retains a grey patina and is in its original flintlock configuration, some light scattered pitting. Brass and silver mounts and inlays are polished bright. Nosecap is a professional replacement. Stock retains an orange hue and shows some light wear and scattered light marks from use. Sections above the front of the lock tang and the barrel, as well as a section between the back of the lock tang and the barrel tang have been professionally replaced; a couple cracks along the forend have been professionally repaired. Ramrod is replaced. It would be hard to find a rifle more beautiful or highly decorated than this example. Tennessee rifles are very scarce and highly desirable. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Gerald Neaves. Accessories: KRA MedalBarrel Length: 42 - 1/2"Caliber/Bore: .46 RifledFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Young Family, AttributedModel: Kentucky RiflePaperwork: Article Copy, KRA CDSerial Number: NSN

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(A) Scarce Queen Rangers Marked Second Model Brown Bess Flintlock Musket.

(A) Scarce Queen Rangers Marked Second Model Brown Bess Flintlock Musket.

Lot # 1006 (Sale Order: 6 of 205)      

The wrist escutcheon and barrel markings from this musket are shown in figures 110 and 111 on page 66 of "Muskets of the Revolution" by Bill Ahearn. The Queen's Rangers were formed in 1776 on Staten Island and later became known as Simcoe's Rangers. This was a Loyalist unit of mostly American colonists loyal to the king. They were named for Queen Consort Charlotte, who was the wife of King George III. The unit was raised by Robert Rogers in New York and was comprised mainly of loyalists from Westchester and Long Island. They quickly grew to 937 officers and men, organized into 11 companies. The Rangers were involved in the Battle of Mamaroneck, where they suffered heavy losses before distinguishing themselves at the Battle of Brandywine in September of 1777. John G. Simcoe was given command of the unit in October 1777, when it became known as Simcoe's Rangers. They then fought in the Philadelphia Campaign and the unit surrendered at Yorktown, where they were then imprisoned in Winchester. In 1783, the regiment left New York for Nova Scotia and then disbanded. The musket is a standard Pattern 1769 Short Land Second Model with a round barrel with two British Ordnance proofs on top, near the breech. The top is engraved with regimental markings "QUEENS RANGERS". The "TOWER" marked lockplate is also engraved with a crown over "GR" in the center. Standard brass Pattern 1769 furniture with wrist escutcheon added at the time of issue and marked "A/174". Stock of classic British form with Brown Bess swell at ramrod entry ferrule. Two crown, one over "8" are stamped behind the triggerguard tang. Left side of stock with museum or collection number in white paint. Complete with its original iron ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a mottled grey surface with some light pitting overall, some heavier at breech. Regimental markings are excellent. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and retains a pitted grey patina with markings somewhat obscured. Brass shows scattered marks from use and a mustard patina. Stock has a pleasing surface with some dark oil stains, some minor chipping around lock. A couple minor splinters missing along right side of forend. Ramrod shows heavy pitting. An extremely historic musket that saw extensive American use.Barrel Length: Caliber/Bore: FFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Model: Serial Number:

The wrist escutcheon and barrel markings from this musket are shown in figures 110 and 111 on page 66 of "Muskets of the Revolution" by Bill Ahearn. The Queen's Rangers w...moreere formed in 1776 on Staten Island and later became known as Simcoe's Rangers. This was a Loyalist unit of mostly American colonists loyal to the king. They were named for Queen Consort Charlotte, who was the wife of King George III. The unit was raised by Robert Rogers in New York and was comprised mainly of loyalists from Westchester and Long Island. They quickly grew to 937 officers and men, organized into 11 companies. The Rangers were involved in the Battle of Mamaroneck, where they suffered heavy losses before distinguishing themselves at the Battle of Brandywine in September of 1777. John G. Simcoe was given command of the unit in October 1777, when it became known as Simcoe's Rangers. They then fought in the Philadelphia Campaign and the unit surrendered at Yorktown, where they were then imprisoned in Winchester. In 1783, the regiment left New York for Nova Scotia and then disbanded. The musket is a standard Pattern 1769 Short Land Second Model with a round barrel with two British Ordnance proofs on top, near the breech. The top is engraved with regimental markings "QUEENS RANGERS". The "TOWER" marked lockplate is also engraved with a crown over "GR" in the center. Standard brass Pattern 1769 furniture with wrist escutcheon added at the time of issue and marked "A/174". Stock of classic British form with Brown Bess swell at ramrod entry ferrule. Two crown, one over "8" are stamped behind the triggerguard tang. Left side of stock with museum or collection number in white paint. Complete with its original iron ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a mottled grey surface with some light pitting overall, some heavier at breech. Regimental markings are excellent. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and retains a pitted grey patina with markings somewhat obscured. Brass shows scattered marks from use and a mustard patina. Stock has a pleasing surface with some dark oil stains, some minor chipping around lock. A couple minor splinters missing along right side of forend. Ramrod shows heavy pitting. An extremely historic musket that saw extensive American use.Barrel Length: Caliber/Bore: FFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Model: Serial Number:

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(A) IMPORTANT AND HISTORIC "LION AND LAMB' MORAVIAN FLINTLOCK RIFLE WITH BAYONET, ATTRIBUTED TO ANDR

(A) IMPORTANT AND HISTORIC "LION AND LAMB' MORAVIAN FLINTLOCK RIFLE WITH BAYONET, ATTRIBUTED TO ANDR

Lot # 1007 (Sale Order: 7 of 205)      

This Moravian rifle is probably the most important and decorative Kentucky rifle in existence. It is featured on the cover of "Moravian Gunmaking of the American Revolution" published by the Kentucky Rifle Foundation. This rifle has been prominently displayed since 2016 until very recently at the Museum of the American Revolution. The loan documents and a photo of the rifle in the "Arms of Independence" display are included. The rifle was first pictured in the first "Accouterments" book by James R. Johnston. It is shown in a four page spread on pages 17-20. The gun is also featured on pages 57-63 of "Moravian Gunmaking of the Revolution". Copies of both of these books are included with the rifle. This pre-Revolutionary War rifle dates circa 1760 and is attributed to Moravian gunsmith Andreas Albrecht. During the period when this rifle was made, Albrecht was working in Christian Springs, Pennsylvania. The completely octagonal rifled barrel has been fitted with a bayonet lug on top near the muzzle for use in the Revolutionary War. The iron ramrod and Brown Bess trumpeted cast brass ramrod ferrule were probably added at the same time. The barrel was also shortened at this time. The notched iron rear sight is seated in the center of a molded brass block dovetailed into the top flat, there are double lines both in front of and behind the sight. On the left flat, just behind the sight, there is a dagger shaped marking. The high quality lock has a flat plate with a molding at the tail and beveled edges. The frizzen spring is scalloped and terminates in a long, foliate finial. The unbridled pan is faceted. The brass furniture includes a two piece, horizontally hinged patchbox, the finial is in the shape of a lamb's head and is engraved with facial features. The early style brass lid has a molded border and is engraved with scrolls. The brass buttplate is nearly straight across the back and measures about 2" in the widest spot. Originally, the rifle probably has a wood sliding, dovetailed cover for its patchbox door. This is probably a pre-war in-period replacement. A wide flat can be seen around the brass patchbox, which does not contour to the rest of the buttstock. There is also a dovetailed cut-out in the buttplate where the original sliding wooden lid would have been seated. The toeplate is a simple, unengraved trifed shape. The brass trigger guard shows a wide bow and significant space between the back of the trigger guard and the wrist, as well as being retained by a screw at the back tang. All of these features are commonly seen on early Moravian rifles. The brass sideplate has slightly beveled edges and a flute surrounded by two engraved lines near the tail. There is a large engraved eight point Moravian star secured by a screw in the center and inlaid above the cheekpiece. The ramrod entry ferrule has a long, rectangular tang which was reinforced by iron pins during the period of use. The highly figured maple stock is of classic, early Moravian form with a step below the wrist and large relief panels around the lock and sideplate. Behind the molded relief cheekpiece is a completely relief carved "Teeth-Bearing" lion with a spade-like tasseled tail and ferocious claws. The eyes are two brass nails and the body is covered with a series of incised accents and circular punched dots. In front of the cheekpiece there are relief foliate scrolls and beneath the cheekpiece is a stylized, incised carved sprout or sprig. The relief carving around the barrel tang and buttstock comb is a traditional form of decoration incorporating and foliate design with scrolls and volutes. The rifle is complete with an associated, period altered 1st Model Brown Bess triangular socket bayonet measuring 20-1/2" overall in length with a blade of about 16", marked at the top "IP", perhaps for Joseph Perkin. On the socket, there is a threaded wing nut type adaptation, presumably, to hold the bayonet onto the flat of a rifle. This adaptation is American and was done during the period of use. This bayonet fits the rifle perfectly and has a matching patina. CONDITION: This iconic Moravian pre-Revolutionary War rifle has survived in untouched condition. The barrel retains a mottled brown patina. The lock retains a matching patina and is in its original flintlock configuration. All of the brass furniture retains a pleasing, unpolished, dark mustard patina, showing some light wear and scattered marks. There is one minor crack at the back of the trigger guard tang and one small area of losses from the iron ramrod at the front of the ramrod entry ferrule. The stock retains an original finish, showing many dark areas as well as light areas where the rifle was handled. The carving shows some light wear and the patina is a soft, pleasing orange color. There are some age cracks on the left side towards the toe. The bayonet retains a patina nearly identical to that of the barrel. Because of the condition, the combat-theater adaptation for a bayonet a

This Moravian rifle is probably the most important and decorative Kentucky rifle in existence. It is featured on the cover of "Moravian Gunmaking of the American Revoluti...moreon" published by the Kentucky Rifle Foundation. This rifle has been prominently displayed since 2016 until very recently at the Museum of the American Revolution. The loan documents and a photo of the rifle in the "Arms of Independence" display are included. The rifle was first pictured in the first "Accouterments" book by James R. Johnston. It is shown in a four page spread on pages 17-20. The gun is also featured on pages 57-63 of "Moravian Gunmaking of the Revolution". Copies of both of these books are included with the rifle. This pre-Revolutionary War rifle dates circa 1760 and is attributed to Moravian gunsmith Andreas Albrecht. During the period when this rifle was made, Albrecht was working in Christian Springs, Pennsylvania. The completely octagonal rifled barrel has been fitted with a bayonet lug on top near the muzzle for use in the Revolutionary War. The iron ramrod and Brown Bess trumpeted cast brass ramrod ferrule were probably added at the same time. The barrel was also shortened at this time. The notched iron rear sight is seated in the center of a molded brass block dovetailed into the top flat, there are double lines both in front of and behind the sight. On the left flat, just behind the sight, there is a dagger shaped marking. The high quality lock has a flat plate with a molding at the tail and beveled edges. The frizzen spring is scalloped and terminates in a long, foliate finial. The unbridled pan is faceted. The brass furniture includes a two piece, horizontally hinged patchbox, the finial is in the shape of a lamb's head and is engraved with facial features. The early style brass lid has a molded border and is engraved with scrolls. The brass buttplate is nearly straight across the back and measures about 2" in the widest spot. Originally, the rifle probably has a wood sliding, dovetailed cover for its patchbox door. This is probably a pre-war in-period replacement. A wide flat can be seen around the brass patchbox, which does not contour to the rest of the buttstock. There is also a dovetailed cut-out in the buttplate where the original sliding wooden lid would have been seated. The toeplate is a simple, unengraved trifed shape. The brass trigger guard shows a wide bow and significant space between the back of the trigger guard and the wrist, as well as being retained by a screw at the back tang. All of these features are commonly seen on early Moravian rifles. The brass sideplate has slightly beveled edges and a flute surrounded by two engraved lines near the tail. There is a large engraved eight point Moravian star secured by a screw in the center and inlaid above the cheekpiece. The ramrod entry ferrule has a long, rectangular tang which was reinforced by iron pins during the period of use. The highly figured maple stock is of classic, early Moravian form with a step below the wrist and large relief panels around the lock and sideplate. Behind the molded relief cheekpiece is a completely relief carved "Teeth-Bearing" lion with a spade-like tasseled tail and ferocious claws. The eyes are two brass nails and the body is covered with a series of incised accents and circular punched dots. In front of the cheekpiece there are relief foliate scrolls and beneath the cheekpiece is a stylized, incised carved sprout or sprig. The relief carving around the barrel tang and buttstock comb is a traditional form of decoration incorporating and foliate design with scrolls and volutes. The rifle is complete with an associated, period altered 1st Model Brown Bess triangular socket bayonet measuring 20-1/2" overall in length with a blade of about 16", marked at the top "IP", perhaps for Joseph Perkin. On the socket, there is a threaded wing nut type adaptation, presumably, to hold the bayonet onto the flat of a rifle. This adaptation is American and was done during the period of use. This bayonet fits the rifle perfectly and has a matching patina. CONDITION: This iconic Moravian pre-Revolutionary War rifle has survived in untouched condition. The barrel retains a mottled brown patina. The lock retains a matching patina and is in its original flintlock configuration. All of the brass furniture retains a pleasing, unpolished, dark mustard patina, showing some light wear and scattered marks. There is one minor crack at the back of the trigger guard tang and one small area of losses from the iron ramrod at the front of the ramrod entry ferrule. The stock retains an original finish, showing many dark areas as well as light areas where the rifle was handled. The carving shows some light wear and the patina is a soft, pleasing orange color. There are some age cracks on the left side towards the toe. The bayonet retains a patina nearly identical to that of the barrel. Because of the condition, the combat-theater adaptation for a bayonet a

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(A) Extremely Rare Providence Inscribed Rhode Island Committee Of Safety Flintlock Musket Attributed

(A) Extremely Rare Providence Inscribed Rhode Island Committee Of Safety Flintlock Musket Attributed

Lot # 1008 (Sale Order: 8 of 205)      

Committee of Safety muskets are extremely rare, especially those marked with identification to a particular colony. This musket is featured on page 52 of "Rhode Island Arms Makers & Gunsmiths 1643 to 1883" by William O. Achtermier. The caption states that all factors indicate that this specimen is a Providence Committee of Safety musket, manufactured in Providence during the period between 1775 and 1776 under the supervision of Benjamin Thurber. This example is numbered 51 and two other known numbers with very similar features include numbers 53 and 83. The musket features a tapered round, smoothbore barrel which is completely unmarked. There is a small brass half moon sight towards the muzzle and a bayonet lug mounted on the bottom. Near the front sight, the barrel is inscribed "51". The rounded lockplate features some scroll engraving in unbridled pan and an arrow finial on the frizzen spring. The inside of the lockplate is stamped "E HOMER". The brass furniture includes a four stage buttplate tang inscribed "PROVD / No 51". The full sideplate is in the New England style, while the trigger guard is similar to that of the British pattern 1759 Elliot light Dragoon pistol. There are four sheet brass ramrod ferrules, the top ferrule is elongated and slightly trumpeted. The sling swivels are also brass. Pinned, full length walnut stock with relief beaver tail is carved around tang and buttstock with New England form showing French influence. An incised line runs along the barrel on both sides and a brass nosecap is mounted towards the muzzle. A copy of "Rhode Island Arms & Gunsmiths" is included, as well as a three-ring binder of provenance, similar examples, and copies of information on Rhode Island Committee of Safety makers. CONDITION: Very good. Barrel retains a heavy, dark brown patina with some losses at muzzle. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration. Brass retains a dark, unpolished patina. Some minor denting and losses to the two rearmost ferrules. Stock shows some scattered marks from use, minor age cracks, and a couple small slivers professionally replaced around barrel tang and about a 4" sliver on right side front of forend. PROVENANCE: Charles D. Cook collection; Allen F. Thompson, Jr. collection; Al Para collection, photographed on page 52 of "Rhode Island Arms Makers & Gunsmiths 1643 to 1883" by William O. Achtermier.Barrel Length: 43 - 7/8"Caliber/Bore: .69 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Benjamin Thurber, AttributedModel: FlintlockSerial Number: NSN

Committee of Safety muskets are extremely rare, especially those marked with identification to a particular colony. This musket is featured on page 52 of "Rhode Island Ar...morems Makers & Gunsmiths 1643 to 1883" by William O. Achtermier. The caption states that all factors indicate that this specimen is a Providence Committee of Safety musket, manufactured in Providence during the period between 1775 and 1776 under the supervision of Benjamin Thurber. This example is numbered 51 and two other known numbers with very similar features include numbers 53 and 83. The musket features a tapered round, smoothbore barrel which is completely unmarked. There is a small brass half moon sight towards the muzzle and a bayonet lug mounted on the bottom. Near the front sight, the barrel is inscribed "51". The rounded lockplate features some scroll engraving in unbridled pan and an arrow finial on the frizzen spring. The inside of the lockplate is stamped "E HOMER". The brass furniture includes a four stage buttplate tang inscribed "PROVD / No 51". The full sideplate is in the New England style, while the trigger guard is similar to that of the British pattern 1759 Elliot light Dragoon pistol. There are four sheet brass ramrod ferrules, the top ferrule is elongated and slightly trumpeted. The sling swivels are also brass. Pinned, full length walnut stock with relief beaver tail is carved around tang and buttstock with New England form showing French influence. An incised line runs along the barrel on both sides and a brass nosecap is mounted towards the muzzle. A copy of "Rhode Island Arms & Gunsmiths" is included, as well as a three-ring binder of provenance, similar examples, and copies of information on Rhode Island Committee of Safety makers. CONDITION: Very good. Barrel retains a heavy, dark brown patina with some losses at muzzle. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration. Brass retains a dark, unpolished patina. Some minor denting and losses to the two rearmost ferrules. Stock shows some scattered marks from use, minor age cracks, and a couple small slivers professionally replaced around barrel tang and about a 4" sliver on right side front of forend. PROVENANCE: Charles D. Cook collection; Allen F. Thompson, Jr. collection; Al Para collection, photographed on page 52 of "Rhode Island Arms Makers & Gunsmiths 1643 to 1883" by William O. Achtermier.Barrel Length: 43 - 7/8"Caliber/Bore: .69 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Benjamin Thurber, AttributedModel: FlintlockSerial Number: NSN

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(A) Carved Berks County Flintlock Rifle Attributed to Adam Angstadt.

(A) Carved Berks County Flintlock Rifle Attributed to Adam Angstadt.

Lot # 1009 (Sale Order: 9 of 205)      

This rifle is attributed to Adam Angstadt and was made in Berks County, Pennsylvania. It is known that famous Frontiersman Hugh Glass carried an Angstadt rifle which was stolen from him by Fitzgerald and "Bridges", whom left him to die. This story was made into the 2015 film "The Revenant" starring Leonardo DiCaprio. It is very likely that Glass carried a large caliber Angstadt very similar to this example. The rifle has a heavily rifled heavy .75 caliber octagonal barrel with brass dovetailed front sight and notched rear sight. The flat lockplate is engraved with scrolls and has a roller frizzen and a reinforced cock. The four piece brass patchbox is engraved with scrolls and feathering in the classic Angstadt style. The flat sideplate is typical of Berks County and Adam Angstadt. Faceted buttplate tang and trigger guard. Plain brass toeplate and nosecap. There is a finely engraved silver eight-point star inlaid above the cheekpiece and a brass and an iron loop below the cheekpiece for a touch-hole pick. The wrist bears an oval escutcheon of silver decorated with rocker panel engraving. The heavy barrel is retained by four iron keys. Partially figured maple stock of classic Berks County form. Carved with incised C-scrolls and a checkered ovoid panel behind the cheekpiece, as well as in front of the cheekpiece. There is also incised scrollwork surrounding the barrel tang. CONDITION: Barrel retains a grey patina with some darker areas and some heavy corrosion at breech. Rifling is still deep. Lock is probably a second lock but is in its original flintlock configuration and retains a grey, spotted patina; frizzen relined during period of use. Brass furniture is polished and retains a mellowing patina. Stock shows a later coat of finish around repairs with much original patina and finish. A minor piece at the toe is replaced and there are some losses around lock, and minor pieces of wood replaced around barrel tang. This is a very nicely carved and serious Berks County rifle.Barrel Length: 43"Caliber/Bore: .75 RifledFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Adam Angstadt, AttributedModel: Kentucky LongrifleSerial Number: NSN

This rifle is attributed to Adam Angstadt and was made in Berks County, Pennsylvania. It is known that famous Frontiersman Hugh Glass carried an Angstadt rifle which was ...morestolen from him by Fitzgerald and "Bridges", whom left him to die. This story was made into the 2015 film "The Revenant" starring Leonardo DiCaprio. It is very likely that Glass carried a large caliber Angstadt very similar to this example. The rifle has a heavily rifled heavy .75 caliber octagonal barrel with brass dovetailed front sight and notched rear sight. The flat lockplate is engraved with scrolls and has a roller frizzen and a reinforced cock. The four piece brass patchbox is engraved with scrolls and feathering in the classic Angstadt style. The flat sideplate is typical of Berks County and Adam Angstadt. Faceted buttplate tang and trigger guard. Plain brass toeplate and nosecap. There is a finely engraved silver eight-point star inlaid above the cheekpiece and a brass and an iron loop below the cheekpiece for a touch-hole pick. The wrist bears an oval escutcheon of silver decorated with rocker panel engraving. The heavy barrel is retained by four iron keys. Partially figured maple stock of classic Berks County form. Carved with incised C-scrolls and a checkered ovoid panel behind the cheekpiece, as well as in front of the cheekpiece. There is also incised scrollwork surrounding the barrel tang. CONDITION: Barrel retains a grey patina with some darker areas and some heavy corrosion at breech. Rifling is still deep. Lock is probably a second lock but is in its original flintlock configuration and retains a grey, spotted patina; frizzen relined during period of use. Brass furniture is polished and retains a mellowing patina. Stock shows a later coat of finish around repairs with much original patina and finish. A minor piece at the toe is replaced and there are some losses around lock, and minor pieces of wood replaced around barrel tang. This is a very nicely carved and serious Berks County rifle.Barrel Length: 43"Caliber/Bore: .75 RifledFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Adam Angstadt, AttributedModel: Kentucky LongrifleSerial Number: NSN

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(A) Fine Early American Flintlock Hudson Valley Fowler.

(A) Fine Early American Flintlock Hudson Valley Fowler.

Lot # 1010 (Sale Order: 10 of 205)      

This well carved mid-18th century Hudson Valley fowler was shortened to carbine length while in use as a flintlock, probably for use in the Revolutionary War. The piece shows many repairs and signs of heavy use over the years, denoting possible Indian or Frontiersman use. The lock has a period replaced handmade cock and frizzed spring. An accompanying letter states that this was sold at a Virginia charity auction in 2003 by its original owner of over 50 years, who was Mr. Harwood Cochrane of Richmond, Virginia. The lock features an early three stage English barrel stamped with early British private view and proof marks on the left side of the breech, as well as a Fleur-de-Lis over the initials "IB". The top is stamped "LONDON PROOF". The early rounded lockplate is of trade style with engraved scrolls and an unbridled pan. The brass furniture includes a full sideplate with simple single line border, early multi-rings trade ferrules, and a plain and unengraved buttplate. The trigger guard bow is engraved with floral scrolls, and the front tang was broken off, and the area where it once was is now covered by period leather retained by iron nails. There is a period wrist break covered with a thin sheet of iron and retains by early iron nails. Near the muzzle there is an area wrapped with copper wire to secure the muzzle to the forend. Complete with a replaced, but old, wooden ramrod. The stock is of mid-18th century Hudson Valley form, is of partially figured maple, and carved with relief foliate designs around the barrel tang, in front of and behind the trigger guard, and behind the ramrod entry ferrule. CONDITION: Completely as found, showing consistent heavy wear and extensive use with much of the relief carving worn smooth from saddle wear and carrying wear. There are scattered cracks, areas of splintering, and marks from use. This is a wonderful, untouched, early piece with much early history.Barrel Length: 36"Caliber/Bore: .62 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: AmericanModel: Hudson Valley FowlerSerial Number: NSN

This well carved mid-18th century Hudson Valley fowler was shortened to carbine length while in use as a flintlock, probably for use in the Revolutionary War. The piece s...morehows many repairs and signs of heavy use over the years, denoting possible Indian or Frontiersman use. The lock has a period replaced handmade cock and frizzed spring. An accompanying letter states that this was sold at a Virginia charity auction in 2003 by its original owner of over 50 years, who was Mr. Harwood Cochrane of Richmond, Virginia. The lock features an early three stage English barrel stamped with early British private view and proof marks on the left side of the breech, as well as a Fleur-de-Lis over the initials "IB". The top is stamped "LONDON PROOF". The early rounded lockplate is of trade style with engraved scrolls and an unbridled pan. The brass furniture includes a full sideplate with simple single line border, early multi-rings trade ferrules, and a plain and unengraved buttplate. The trigger guard bow is engraved with floral scrolls, and the front tang was broken off, and the area where it once was is now covered by period leather retained by iron nails. There is a period wrist break covered with a thin sheet of iron and retains by early iron nails. Near the muzzle there is an area wrapped with copper wire to secure the muzzle to the forend. Complete with a replaced, but old, wooden ramrod. The stock is of mid-18th century Hudson Valley form, is of partially figured maple, and carved with relief foliate designs around the barrel tang, in front of and behind the trigger guard, and behind the ramrod entry ferrule. CONDITION: Completely as found, showing consistent heavy wear and extensive use with much of the relief carving worn smooth from saddle wear and carrying wear. There are scattered cracks, areas of splintering, and marks from use. This is a wonderful, untouched, early piece with much early history.Barrel Length: 36"Caliber/Bore: .62 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: AmericanModel: Hudson Valley FowlerSerial Number: NSN

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(A) Fine American Revolutionary War Flintlock Musket with Bayonet.

(A) Fine American Revolutionary War Flintlock Musket with Bayonet.

Lot # 1011 (Sale Order: 11 of 205)      

Possibly Pennsylvania. Three stage, unmarked iron barrel with bayonet lug mounted on bottom near muzzle. There is a sight groove at the breech extending into the shaped tang. Early French lock with beveled edges and a molding at the tail, marked in the center "B (Fleur-de-Lis) C". The brass furniture, including the trigger guard, sideplate, buttplate, and ramrod ferrules mimic those found on a 2nd Model Short Land Pattern Brown Bess, but are completely of American manufacture and are fabricated. There is a brass heart escutcheon on top of the wrist secured by a brass pin in the center. The maple stock is carved with relief panels around the lock and sideplate as well as with a pointed beaver tail in relief around the barrel tang. There is a slight bulge behind the ramrod entry ferrule. Complete with a period iron ramrod and American made triangular socket bayonet. CONDITION: Barrel and lock retain a dark, heavy brown patina. Brass is polished and retains a mellowing patina. Stock retains an original crazed finish and shows some minor marks from use. A very nice and decorative American musket. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Jim Knowles.Accessories: BayonetBarrel Length: 44 - 3/4"Caliber/Bore: .75 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: AmericanModel: Flintlock MusketSerial Number: NSN

Possibly Pennsylvania. Three stage, unmarked iron barrel with bayonet lug mounted on bottom near muzzle. There is a sight groove at the breech extending into the shaped t...moreang. Early French lock with beveled edges and a molding at the tail, marked in the center "B (Fleur-de-Lis) C". The brass furniture, including the trigger guard, sideplate, buttplate, and ramrod ferrules mimic those found on a 2nd Model Short Land Pattern Brown Bess, but are completely of American manufacture and are fabricated. There is a brass heart escutcheon on top of the wrist secured by a brass pin in the center. The maple stock is carved with relief panels around the lock and sideplate as well as with a pointed beaver tail in relief around the barrel tang. There is a slight bulge behind the ramrod entry ferrule. Complete with a period iron ramrod and American made triangular socket bayonet. CONDITION: Barrel and lock retain a dark, heavy brown patina. Brass is polished and retains a mellowing patina. Stock retains an original crazed finish and shows some minor marks from use. A very nice and decorative American musket. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Jim Knowles.Accessories: BayonetBarrel Length: 44 - 3/4"Caliber/Bore: .75 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: AmericanModel: Flintlock MusketSerial Number: NSN

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(A) French and Indian War Period German Flintlock Trade Rifle.

(A) French and Indian War Period German Flintlock Trade Rifle.

Lot # 1012 (Sale Order: 12 of 205)      

This German trade rifle shows many characteristics seen on early rifles made in Pennsylvania. The rifle features a pin-fastened swamped two-stage barrel with top flat, brass front blade sight and groove along top flat, near breech. Rounded lockplate is unmarked and features a thin recessed border. The brass furniture includes a full sideplate with beveled edges and engraved with tooled borders. Early triggerguard engraved en suite, sling swivel at front of bow. Faceted brass ramrod ferrules with iron sling swivel mounted above center ferrule. Complete with original horn-tipped wooden ramrod. Full-length walnut stock with relief panels around lock, sideplate, along forend and around entry ferrule. The carving is very close to that which can be seen on most early American rifles. Trigger with decorative rearward curl. Large relief crescent-shaped cheekpiece on left side and decorated towrads wrist with a small relief scroll, opposite side with a incised scroll. CONDITION: Barrel retains a grey brown patina with light pitting overall, touchole is re-bushed. Lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration and retains an even grey patina. Brass retains a mellow mustard patina. Stock shows scattered light marks from use and a couple minor cracks and losses near muzzle. A fine and early Germanic rifle with attractive architecture. PROVENANCE: This piece was found in the estate of an early Texas family. Ex. Dick Zeschke, George Carol.Barrel Length: 39-7/8"Caliber/Bore: .65 RifledFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: GermanModel: RifleSerial Number: NSN

This German trade rifle shows many characteristics seen on early rifles made in Pennsylvania. The rifle features a pin-fastened swamped two-stage barrel with top flat, b...morerass front blade sight and groove along top flat, near breech. Rounded lockplate is unmarked and features a thin recessed border. The brass furniture includes a full sideplate with beveled edges and engraved with tooled borders. Early triggerguard engraved en suite, sling swivel at front of bow. Faceted brass ramrod ferrules with iron sling swivel mounted above center ferrule. Complete with original horn-tipped wooden ramrod. Full-length walnut stock with relief panels around lock, sideplate, along forend and around entry ferrule. The carving is very close to that which can be seen on most early American rifles. Trigger with decorative rearward curl. Large relief crescent-shaped cheekpiece on left side and decorated towrads wrist with a small relief scroll, opposite side with a incised scroll. CONDITION: Barrel retains a grey brown patina with light pitting overall, touchole is re-bushed. Lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration and retains an even grey patina. Brass retains a mellow mustard patina. Stock shows scattered light marks from use and a couple minor cracks and losses near muzzle. A fine and early Germanic rifle with attractive architecture. PROVENANCE: This piece was found in the estate of an early Texas family. Ex. Dick Zeschke, George Carol.Barrel Length: 39-7/8"Caliber/Bore: .65 RifledFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: GermanModel: RifleSerial Number: NSN

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(A) Scarce Iron Mounted Dutch Flintlock Musket

(A) Scarce Iron Mounted Dutch Flintlock Musket

Lot # 1013 (Sale Order: 13 of 205)      

For a nearly identical example, see plate 59.MM on page 109 of "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. Another example of this exact pattern is marked "SO CAROLINA"; they are believed to have been part of the 18,000 Dutch muskets purchased by England in 1741, of which at least 4,500 were shipped to the American Colonists during the French and Indian War. The tapered, round barrel is marked on top of the breech with a deeply stamped "F:291." as well as a banner inscribed "CONSTANI". The left side of the breech is stamped with a later "WLJ". The early flat banana lockplate has a heavily beveled edge, the bottom marked "CORBAV LE IEVNE A MASTRICHT". All of the hardware is of early Dutch form and is of iron. the wrist escutcheon is inscribed "G. MAY" and the ramrod entry ferrule is inscribed "No 74". Full length stock of early Dutch form with relief panels terminating in a teardrop around the lock and sideplate as well as a teardrop around the barrel tang. Complete with a replaced wooden ramrod. A copper band has been applied near to muzzle to secure the forend. CONDITION: Barrel retains a spotted, grey patina with some corrosion near breech, touch hole has been rebushed. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and retains a heavy brown patina with excellent markings. All iron furniture retains a matching patina. Stock shows heavy wear with much of its original dark patina and has scattered marks from use, and some minor splinters from forend near muzzle. This is a very scarce, early iron mounted pattern that almost certainly saw use in the Colonies. PROVENANCE: Purchased from David R. Geiger.Barrel Length: 45 - 3/4"Caliber/Bore: .80 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: DutchModel: MusketSerial Number: NSN

For a nearly identical example, see plate 59.MM on page 109 of "Battle Weapons of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. Another example of this exact pattern is ...moremarked "SO CAROLINA"; they are believed to have been part of the 18,000 Dutch muskets purchased by England in 1741, of which at least 4,500 were shipped to the American Colonists during the French and Indian War. The tapered, round barrel is marked on top of the breech with a deeply stamped "F:291." as well as a banner inscribed "CONSTANI". The left side of the breech is stamped with a later "WLJ". The early flat banana lockplate has a heavily beveled edge, the bottom marked "CORBAV LE IEVNE A MASTRICHT". All of the hardware is of early Dutch form and is of iron. the wrist escutcheon is inscribed "G. MAY" and the ramrod entry ferrule is inscribed "No 74". Full length stock of early Dutch form with relief panels terminating in a teardrop around the lock and sideplate as well as a teardrop around the barrel tang. Complete with a replaced wooden ramrod. A copper band has been applied near to muzzle to secure the forend. CONDITION: Barrel retains a spotted, grey patina with some corrosion near breech, touch hole has been rebushed. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and retains a heavy brown patina with excellent markings. All iron furniture retains a matching patina. Stock shows heavy wear with much of its original dark patina and has scattered marks from use, and some minor splinters from forend near muzzle. This is a very scarce, early iron mounted pattern that almost certainly saw use in the Colonies. PROVENANCE: Purchased from David R. Geiger.Barrel Length: 45 - 3/4"Caliber/Bore: .80 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: DutchModel: MusketSerial Number: NSN

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(A) Fine French Flintlock Trade Fowler by Antoine Robert.

(A) Fine French Flintlock Trade Fowler by Antoine Robert.

Lot # 1014 (Sale Order: 14 of 205)      

This fowler has a two stage iron barrel with an indistinct proof on the top flat near the breech. There is also a French proof mark on the left flat near the breech. The flat lockplate has beveled edges and engraved designs at the tail, in the center it is inscribed "antoine / robert". The lock has an unbridled pan. Standard French iron mounted trade furniture inscribed with shell designs and scrolls, flat cloud shaped sideplate engraved en suite. The trigger guard was replaced during the period of use with a French Model 1763 Charleville trigger guard. Full length walnut stock of early French form with relief beaver tail carved around barrel tang. The oval shaped wrist escutcheon is now absent. Complete with original wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a dark brown patina and shows some corrosion near breech. Lock also retains a heavy brown patina with clear engraving and markings. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and shows heavy use. Furniture all retains a dark brown patina. Stock retains a dark surface with some minor splinters missing along forend and about 21" have been professionally replaced. There is a significant amount of shrinkage around lock and some missing wood at the front tang. Stock has some scattered age cracks and marks from use. A very nice and very early French trade gun. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Brian LaMaster.Barrel Length: 51 - 3/8"Caliber/Bore: .65 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Antoine RobertModel: Trade FowlerSerial Number: NSN

This fowler has a two stage iron barrel with an indistinct proof on the top flat near the breech. There is also a French proof mark on the left flat near the breech. The ...moreflat lockplate has beveled edges and engraved designs at the tail, in the center it is inscribed "antoine / robert". The lock has an unbridled pan. Standard French iron mounted trade furniture inscribed with shell designs and scrolls, flat cloud shaped sideplate engraved en suite. The trigger guard was replaced during the period of use with a French Model 1763 Charleville trigger guard. Full length walnut stock of early French form with relief beaver tail carved around barrel tang. The oval shaped wrist escutcheon is now absent. Complete with original wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a dark brown patina and shows some corrosion near breech. Lock also retains a heavy brown patina with clear engraving and markings. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration and shows heavy use. Furniture all retains a dark brown patina. Stock retains a dark surface with some minor splinters missing along forend and about 21" have been professionally replaced. There is a significant amount of shrinkage around lock and some missing wood at the front tang. Stock has some scattered age cracks and marks from use. A very nice and very early French trade gun. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Brian LaMaster.Barrel Length: 51 - 3/8"Caliber/Bore: .65 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Antoine RobertModel: Trade FowlerSerial Number: NSN

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(A) Fultstock Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Signed Martin Ringle.

(A) Fultstock Flintlock Kentucky Rifle Signed Martin Ringle.

Lot # 1015 (Sale Order: 15 of 205)      

Martin Ringle worked in Bellefont, Center County, Pennsylvania and in Blairsville, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The rifle has a full length octagonal barrel signed "M Ringle" in script on the top flat. The lockplate is marked "ASHMORE / WARRANTED" in the center. Rifle features double set triggers. This example was clearly made in Westmoreland County and features brass furniture, including a classic Western Pennsylvania four piece pierced patchbox. with a spade shaped piercing on the finial. The patchbox is engraved with checkered designs, floral motifs, and shaded scrollwork. The flat sideplate is engraved with repeating half moons across the bottom. There is a small ovoid wearplate on the bottom of the forearm engraved with the same design that is on the patchbox lid. The tombstone shaped toeplate is engraved with borders and the iron patchbox is in the center. The rifle has a total of 13 engraved silver inlays including a large and well executed eagle in an oval above the cheekpiece, four inlays on each side of the forend with stars and borders, one on each side of the wrist, and an unengraved heart just behind the barrel tang. The full length highly figured maple stock is of classic Western Pennsylvania form and has sections of relief gadrooning in front of the lockplate and sideplate cavities. There is a deep flute as well as incised orders between each section, separated by silver inlays. Rifle is complete with a replaced period ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina with some corrosion at the breech. Signature is very good. Lock retains an applied heavy brown patina and has been reconverted to flintlock configuration. Brass and silver furniture polished. Stock shows some replaced wood around lock cavity and about 4-1/2" replaced on the forend towards the muzzle. There are also a few age cracks on both sides of the wrist. A very attractive Western Pennsylvania rifle signed by a scarce maker.Barrel Length: 43 - 3/8"Caliber/Bore: .44 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Martin RingleModel: Kentucky RifleSerial Number: NSN

Martin Ringle worked in Bellefont, Center County, Pennsylvania and in Blairsville, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. The rifle has a full length octagonal barrel signed ...more"M Ringle" in script on the top flat. The lockplate is marked "ASHMORE / WARRANTED" in the center. Rifle features double set triggers. This example was clearly made in Westmoreland County and features brass furniture, including a classic Western Pennsylvania four piece pierced patchbox. with a spade shaped piercing on the finial. The patchbox is engraved with checkered designs, floral motifs, and shaded scrollwork. The flat sideplate is engraved with repeating half moons across the bottom. There is a small ovoid wearplate on the bottom of the forearm engraved with the same design that is on the patchbox lid. The tombstone shaped toeplate is engraved with borders and the iron patchbox is in the center. The rifle has a total of 13 engraved silver inlays including a large and well executed eagle in an oval above the cheekpiece, four inlays on each side of the forend with stars and borders, one on each side of the wrist, and an unengraved heart just behind the barrel tang. The full length highly figured maple stock is of classic Western Pennsylvania form and has sections of relief gadrooning in front of the lockplate and sideplate cavities. There is a deep flute as well as incised orders between each section, separated by silver inlays. Rifle is complete with a replaced period ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina with some corrosion at the breech. Signature is very good. Lock retains an applied heavy brown patina and has been reconverted to flintlock configuration. Brass and silver furniture polished. Stock shows some replaced wood around lock cavity and about 4-1/2" replaced on the forend towards the muzzle. There are also a few age cracks on both sides of the wrist. A very attractive Western Pennsylvania rifle signed by a scarce maker.Barrel Length: 43 - 3/8"Caliber/Bore: .44 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Martin RingleModel: Kentucky RifleSerial Number: NSN

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(A) Andrew Young Signed Kentucky Rifle, Inscribed "Heavy tax, no money, hard times, 1844".

(A) Andrew Young Signed Kentucky Rifle, Inscribed "Heavy tax, no money, hard times, 1844".

Lot # 1016 (Sale Order: 16 of 205)      

The fully octagonal barrel is inscribed "A M Y" for Andrew M Young surrounded by rocker panel and engraved decorations. The flat lock plate features sprigs of engraving at the tail. Brass furniture includes a pierced four piece patchbox inscribed on the lid "Heavy tax / no money / hard times / 1844" along with foliate scrolls. There is an inlaid brass wear plate on the cheekpiece and an ovoid shaped escutcheon around the single lock retaining screw. There are a total of eleven plain unengraved silver inlays including an oval wrist escutcheon and a half moon above the cheekpiece. The rifle has double set triggers and a full length highly figured maple stock. Complete with replaced wooden ramrod. Condition: Barrel retains a brown patina overall. Barrel has been professional stretched about twelve inches. Lock is a replacement and shows an applied brown finish and has been reconverted. Brass is polished and shows a few scattered marks from use. Stock shows much original finish and has a few small pieces replaced including a piece below the lock, one behind the barrel tang and a sliver along the barrel on the right side. About twelve inches of the stock have been professionally restored. A very attractive rifle with a important and historically significant inscription.Barrel Length: 41 - 1/8"Caliber/Bore: .44 RifledFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Andrew M. YoungModel: Kentucky LongrifleSerial Number: NSN

The fully octagonal barrel is inscribed "A M Y" for Andrew M Young surrounded by rocker panel and engraved decorations. The flat lock plate features sprigs of engraving a...moret the tail. Brass furniture includes a pierced four piece patchbox inscribed on the lid "Heavy tax / no money / hard times / 1844" along with foliate scrolls. There is an inlaid brass wear plate on the cheekpiece and an ovoid shaped escutcheon around the single lock retaining screw. There are a total of eleven plain unengraved silver inlays including an oval wrist escutcheon and a half moon above the cheekpiece. The rifle has double set triggers and a full length highly figured maple stock. Complete with replaced wooden ramrod. Condition: Barrel retains a brown patina overall. Barrel has been professional stretched about twelve inches. Lock is a replacement and shows an applied brown finish and has been reconverted. Brass is polished and shows a few scattered marks from use. Stock shows much original finish and has a few small pieces replaced including a piece below the lock, one behind the barrel tang and a sliver along the barrel on the right side. About twelve inches of the stock have been professionally restored. A very attractive rifle with a important and historically significant inscription.Barrel Length: 41 - 1/8"Caliber/Bore: .44 RifledFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Andrew M. YoungModel: Kentucky LongrifleSerial Number: NSN

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(A) Signed Samuel Miller Flintlock Kentucky Rifle.

(A) Signed Samuel Miller Flintlock Kentucky Rifle.

Lot # 1017 (Sale Order: 17 of 205)      

Samuel Miller worked in Hamburg, Pennsylvania between 1823 and 1849. This Rifle has a full octagonal barrel with sights mounted on the top flat and inscribed "S * Miller". The flat lock plate has a rounded tail section and is marked in the center "LONDON / WARRANTED". The brass furniture includes a four piece patchbox with eleven shaped piercings and scrolls engraved on the lid. The full side plate is in the classic Miller style and has beveled edges. There is an unengraved brass wear plate on the bottom of the forearm. Full length figured maple stock of Roman nosed form with C scrolls on the left side behind the cheekpiece. There is a silver half moon with a face inlaid above the cheekpiece which is lined in brass. There is also a small silver oval wrist escutcheon. Condition: Barrel shows edge wear and a mostly gray patina with some applied brown finish. Barrel has a removable touchhole. Lock has been reconverted to flintlock configuration and retains a brown finish with some corrosion and the cockscrew marred. Brass is polished and shows some wear and scattered marks. Some minor restoration around lock. Barrel Length: 41 - 3/8"Caliber/Bore: .50 RifledFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Samuel MillerModel: Flintlock KentuckySerial Number: NSN

Samuel Miller worked in Hamburg, Pennsylvania between 1823 and 1849. This Rifle has a full octagonal barrel with sights mounted on the top flat and inscribed "S * Miller"...more. The flat lock plate has a rounded tail section and is marked in the center "LONDON / WARRANTED". The brass furniture includes a four piece patchbox with eleven shaped piercings and scrolls engraved on the lid. The full side plate is in the classic Miller style and has beveled edges. There is an unengraved brass wear plate on the bottom of the forearm. Full length figured maple stock of Roman nosed form with C scrolls on the left side behind the cheekpiece. There is a silver half moon with a face inlaid above the cheekpiece which is lined in brass. There is also a small silver oval wrist escutcheon. Condition: Barrel shows edge wear and a mostly gray patina with some applied brown finish. Barrel has a removable touchhole. Lock has been reconverted to flintlock configuration and retains a brown finish with some corrosion and the cockscrew marred. Brass is polished and shows some wear and scattered marks. Some minor restoration around lock. Barrel Length: 41 - 3/8"Caliber/Bore: .50 RifledFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Samuel MillerModel: Flintlock KentuckySerial Number: NSN

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(A) Mid-18th Century English Side-by-Side Flintlock Fowler by Bailes.

(A) Mid-18th Century English Side-by-Side Flintlock Fowler by Bailes.

Lot # 1018 (Sale Order: 18 of 205)      

This fine mid-8th century fowler was made by William Bailes in London. Bailes died in the 1750's and is known as the father of the side-by-side shotgun. The twin-steel barrels are separated by a concave rib and both are swamped at the muzzles, hooked breeches and gold-lined touch-holes. Tops of both breeches show a gold rampant lion proof and are inscribed "Bailes", bottoms of both stamped with London view and proof marks, as well as crown over "F", indicating that Bailes was a foreigner to the Gunmaker's Guild. Flat lockplates both inscribed "W. Bailes". Double triggers decorated with two scrolls protruding from backs. Finely engraved brass furniture. Walnut half-stock of plain walnut with ornate symmetrical shell carved in relief behind the barrel tang in the traditional Georgian fashion. Relief panels around lock and sideplate. Complete with original brass-tipped wooden ramrod with original steel worm on tip. CONDITION: Barrels retain a grey lightly pitted surface, bores cleaned but showing some freckling throughout. Locks very good with grey patina. One cock and cock screw are period replacements. Brass retains a dark mustard patina. Stock shows some scattered marks from use and minor splinters absent along forearm. A very high quality and exceptionally early English flintlock side-by-side. PROVENANCE: Originally found by Jim Alexander at an Easton, Maryland duck decoy show, ex. James Chambers.Barrel Length: 32-5/8"FFL Status: AntiqueGauge: 12-BoreLength of Pull: 13-9/16"Manufacturer: Model: Paperwork: ProvenanceSerial Number: NSN

This fine mid-8th century fowler was made by William Bailes in London. Bailes died in the 1750's and is known as the father of the side-by-side shotgun. The twin-steel ...morebarrels are separated by a concave rib and both are swamped at the muzzles, hooked breeches and gold-lined touch-holes. Tops of both breeches show a gold rampant lion proof and are inscribed "Bailes", bottoms of both stamped with London view and proof marks, as well as crown over "F", indicating that Bailes was a foreigner to the Gunmaker's Guild. Flat lockplates both inscribed "W. Bailes". Double triggers decorated with two scrolls protruding from backs. Finely engraved brass furniture. Walnut half-stock of plain walnut with ornate symmetrical shell carved in relief behind the barrel tang in the traditional Georgian fashion. Relief panels around lock and sideplate. Complete with original brass-tipped wooden ramrod with original steel worm on tip. CONDITION: Barrels retain a grey lightly pitted surface, bores cleaned but showing some freckling throughout. Locks very good with grey patina. One cock and cock screw are period replacements. Brass retains a dark mustard patina. Stock shows some scattered marks from use and minor splinters absent along forearm. A very high quality and exceptionally early English flintlock side-by-side. PROVENANCE: Originally found by Jim Alexander at an Easton, Maryland duck decoy show, ex. James Chambers.Barrel Length: 32-5/8"FFL Status: AntiqueGauge: 12-BoreLength of Pull: 13-9/16"Manufacturer: Model: Paperwork: ProvenanceSerial Number: NSN

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(A) Militia Type Flintlock Contract Rifle Signed Baker.

(A) Militia Type Flintlock Contract Rifle Signed Baker.

Lot # 1019 (Sale Order: 19 of 205)      

According to page 324 in "American Military Should Arms Vol. II" by George D. Moller, George Baker of Morgantown delivered 100 Virginia State contract rifles on September 5th, 1811. For an example with a nearly identical patchbox, see the Virginia Manufactory Type II rifle on page 321. The octagonal barrel is slightly swamped at the muzzle and the top flat has a dovetailed brass blade sight, and an iron rear sight. The breech is stamped with a "US" cartouche as well as a liberty cap over a "P" proof, which is typically associated with Pennsylvania. The flat lockplate is inscribed "BAKER" in block letters in the center. The brass furniture includes a Virginia style four piece patchbox, decorated with rocker panel borders. Brass sideplate with beveled edges and brass ferrules and nosecap. Full length partially figured maple stock. It is interesting to note that there is also a Melchior Baker who worked as a Commonwealth Pennsylvania contractor for Model 1797 muskets. CONDITION: Barrel retains a heavy brown patina with a pitted surface beneath. Lock is possibly replaced and has been reconverted to flintlock configuration; retains a brown patina with some scattered pitting, and replaced components retaining and light grey patina. Brass is completely unpolished and retains a dark, heavy patina. Stock shows scattered age cracks and marks from use. Much of the forend has been professionally restored, as well as a few pieces around the lock and barrel tang. A very interesting and unknown contract rifle that would be worthy of further research.Barrel Length: 32 - 3/4"Caliber/Bore: .65 SmoothboreManufacturer: George BakerModel: Contract RifleSerial Number: NSN CORRECTION: This is currently the only known example by this Baker of this scarce Virginia contract.

According to page 324 in "American Military Should Arms Vol. II" by George D. Moller, George Baker of Morgantown delivered 100 Virginia State contract rifles on September...more 5th, 1811. For an example with a nearly identical patchbox, see the Virginia Manufactory Type II rifle on page 321. The octagonal barrel is slightly swamped at the muzzle and the top flat has a dovetailed brass blade sight, and an iron rear sight. The breech is stamped with a "US" cartouche as well as a liberty cap over a "P" proof, which is typically associated with Pennsylvania. The flat lockplate is inscribed "BAKER" in block letters in the center. The brass furniture includes a Virginia style four piece patchbox, decorated with rocker panel borders. Brass sideplate with beveled edges and brass ferrules and nosecap. Full length partially figured maple stock. It is interesting to note that there is also a Melchior Baker who worked as a Commonwealth Pennsylvania contractor for Model 1797 muskets. CONDITION: Barrel retains a heavy brown patina with a pitted surface beneath. Lock is possibly replaced and has been reconverted to flintlock configuration; retains a brown patina with some scattered pitting, and replaced components retaining and light grey patina. Brass is completely unpolished and retains a dark, heavy patina. Stock shows scattered age cracks and marks from use. Much of the forend has been professionally restored, as well as a few pieces around the lock and barrel tang. A very interesting and unknown contract rifle that would be worthy of further research.Barrel Length: 32 - 3/4"Caliber/Bore: .65 SmoothboreManufacturer: George BakerModel: Contract RifleSerial Number: NSN CORRECTION: This is currently the only known example by this Baker of this scarce Virginia contract.

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Latter 18th Century Pipe Tomahawk with Original Pewter Inlaid Cap.

Latter 18th Century Pipe Tomahawk with Original Pewter Inlaid Cap.

Lot # 1020 (Sale Order: 20 of 205)      

Circa 1790 to 1820. The iron head measures 8 - 1/9" including bowl, the crescent cutting edge measures 2 -3/4", the saddle bowl measures 2-1/8" tall from eye. There is a molding on each side forward of the eye as well as an inlay steel cutting edge. The bowl has a relief ring around the top and is engraved with three lines. The original figured maple haft has a pewter inlay pierced cap around the mouthpiece. CONDITION: Head retains a dark brown patina with some minor denting from use and some flattening to bowl opening due to use as a hammer. Haft retains a pleasing patina with some minor chips and marks from use. This is a very well made tomahawk in wonderful condition. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Jimmy Hart.Blade Length: 4"Overall Length: 18-3/4"

Circa 1790 to 1820. The iron head measures 8 - 1/9" including bowl, the crescent cutting edge measures 2 -3/4", the saddle bowl measures 2-1/8" tall from eye. There is a ...moremolding on each side forward of the eye as well as an inlay steel cutting edge. The bowl has a relief ring around the top and is engraved with three lines. The original figured maple haft has a pewter inlay pierced cap around the mouthpiece. CONDITION: Head retains a dark brown patina with some minor denting from use and some flattening to bowl opening due to use as a hammer. Haft retains a pleasing patina with some minor chips and marks from use. This is a very well made tomahawk in wonderful condition. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Jimmy Hart.Blade Length: 4"Overall Length: 18-3/4"

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Brass Pipe Tomahawk with Maple Haft.

Brass Pipe Tomahawk with Maple Haft.

Lot # 1021 (Sale Order: 21 of 205)      

The brass head with a dovetailed steel cutting edge, measures 6-3/8" overall. The steel cutting edge is crescent and is dovetailed into the brass head. Both sides of the brass section of the blade are decorated with foliate designs and gadrooned borders. There are moldings on both sides of the eye, and in the centers a series of punched circles. The bowl measures about 1-3/8" in height and is decorated with repeating leaf designs. It is believed that these tomahawks were made in Eastern Pennsylvania. Complete with a later maple haft of 11-5/8". CONDITION: Cutting edge shows a couple nicks and some sharpening marks, and retains a grey patina. Brass retains a pleasing, mellow mustard patina with some scattered marks from use. Haft very good with a few scattered marks. PROVENANCE: Found by Steven Still at a Lancaster estate sale in a toolbox.Blade Length: 3 - 1/2"Overall Length: 11 - 5/8"

The brass head with a dovetailed steel cutting edge, measures 6-3/8" overall. The steel cutting edge is crescent and is dovetailed into the brass head. Both sides of the ...morebrass section of the blade are decorated with foliate designs and gadrooned borders. There are moldings on both sides of the eye, and in the centers a series of punched circles. The bowl measures about 1-3/8" in height and is decorated with repeating leaf designs. It is believed that these tomahawks were made in Eastern Pennsylvania. Complete with a later maple haft of 11-5/8". CONDITION: Cutting edge shows a couple nicks and some sharpening marks, and retains a grey patina. Brass retains a pleasing, mellow mustard patina with some scattered marks from use. Haft very good with a few scattered marks. PROVENANCE: Found by Steven Still at a Lancaster estate sale in a toolbox.Blade Length: 3 - 1/2"Overall Length: 11 - 5/8"

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Fine American Halberd Tomahawk.

Fine American Halberd Tomahawk.

Lot # 1022 (Sale Order: 22 of 205)      

For a similar example with this construction and form, see plate 45.PA on page 205 of "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. Circa 1770-1780. Hand forged iron two-piece head with 6" double edged diamond-section blade on top. Head of 8" including spike with a 4" crescent blade. Right side with deeply struck maker's cartouche, which is indistinct. Heavy iron ferrule with cap at top. Wooden haft of 26-1/4" decorated with three diamond shaped iron inlays on each side. CONDITION: Very good with dark patina overall. A very well made and advanced American halberd tomahawk.Blade Length: 8-1/4" (Including Spike)Overall Length: 33-1/8"Paperwork: No

For a similar example with this construction and form, see plate 45.PA on page 205 of "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. Circa 1770-178...more0. Hand forged iron two-piece head with 6" double edged diamond-section blade on top. Head of 8" including spike with a 4" crescent blade. Right side with deeply struck maker's cartouche, which is indistinct. Heavy iron ferrule with cap at top. Wooden haft of 26-1/4" decorated with three diamond shaped iron inlays on each side. CONDITION: Very good with dark patina overall. A very well made and advanced American halberd tomahawk.Blade Length: 8-1/4" (Including Spike)Overall Length: 33-1/8"Paperwork: No

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As Found American Spontoon With Original Haft.

As Found American Spontoon With Original Haft.

Lot # 1023 (Sale Order: 23 of 205)      

For an example with similar form, see plate 80.PA on page 213 of "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. Head forged from one piece with straight 11" double-edged diamond-section blade and 10" "S"-shaped diamond-section crossguard. Iron ferrule around top of haft and square reinforcing bar about 1" below ferrule. Complete with about 41-1/4" of its original round haft. CONDITION: As found with dry heavy surface to iron components and haft with a dry untouched surface. A very stylish and attractive American spontoon. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Bob Spielman.Blade Length: 11"Overall Length: 52-1/2"Paperwork: No

For an example with similar form, see plate 80.PA on page 213 of "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. Head forged from one piece with str...moreaight 11" double-edged diamond-section blade and 10" "S"-shaped diamond-section crossguard. Iron ferrule around top of haft and square reinforcing bar about 1" below ferrule. Complete with about 41-1/4" of its original round haft. CONDITION: As found with dry heavy surface to iron components and haft with a dry untouched surface. A very stylish and attractive American spontoon. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Bob Spielman.Blade Length: 11"Overall Length: 52-1/2"Paperwork: No

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American Fusil Bayonet with Scabbard.

American Fusil Bayonet with Scabbard.

Lot # 1024 (Sale Order: 24 of 205)      

This American bayonet has a 2-1/8" socket with a 7/8" diameter opening. The triangular tapered blade measures 14-1/4". Complete with its original black leather scabbard. CONDITION: Bayonet retains a brown patina with some minor pitting and light cleaning. Scabbard shows some losses to stitching towards tip and some deterioration at throat. Retains traces of original crazed surface. A nice early bayonet.Blade Length: 14 - 1/2"Overall Length: 18"

This American bayonet has a 2-1/8" socket with a 7/8" diameter opening. The triangular tapered blade measures 14-1/4". Complete with its original black leather scabbard...more. CONDITION: Bayonet retains a brown patina with some minor pitting and light cleaning. Scabbard shows some losses to stitching towards tip and some deterioration at throat. Retains traces of original crazed surface. A nice early bayonet.Blade Length: 14 - 1/2"Overall Length: 18"

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Early Diminutive Camp or Belt Axe with Original Haft.

Early Diminutive Camp or Belt Axe with Original Haft.

Lot # 1025 (Sale Order: 25 of 205)      

The hand forged iron head measures 3 - 1/4" with lobed on each side beneath the eye. The period, probably original haft measures 10" and tappers towards the end. CONDITION: Head retains dark heavy brown patina with some marks from use as a hammer. Haft retains an old dry surface with some scattered marks and some cracks to grain. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Rudy Gleichman.Blade Length: 1-3/8"Overall Length: 10"

The hand forged iron head measures 3 - 1/4" with lobed on each side beneath the eye. The period, probably original haft measures 10" and tappers towards the end. CONDITIO...moreN: Head retains dark heavy brown patina with some marks from use as a hammer. Haft retains an old dry surface with some scattered marks and some cracks to grain. PROVENANCE: Purchased from Rudy Gleichman.Blade Length: 1-3/8"Overall Length: 10"

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