SESSION 3 - FABULOUS FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION!

SESSION 3 - FABULOUS FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION!

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SESSION 3 - FABULOUS FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION!

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SMALL SIGNED SILVER MOUNTED PERCUSSION KENTUCKY

Lot # 3399 (Sale Order: 401 of 634)      

PISTOL. Cal. 40. NSN. 8.5" Overall, 4.5" oct. to rnd. bbl. w/ wedding ring transition & small silver blade front sight. Signature is in fancy script & difficult to read but possibly “J + Alderderfer”. There is 1836 fullstock rifle signed by him which I do not have a photograph to compare. Frank Klay who sold this pistol in 1963 transcribed as “J. Richesbayer” & his letter accompanies. Regardless, this is a cute little late Kentucky pistol w/ engraved silver triggerguard & flat butt cap. Early percussion lock w/ slightly rebated tail, sparse engraving en suite w/ hammer. Grip has short wood extension attached w/ central screw which is covered w/ engraved silver ferrule & silver butt cap attached w/ 9 tiny screws & pins, this is somewhat unique construction. Silver triggerguard terminates to nicely engraved pineapple finial, silver ramrod pipes, horn nose cap. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: Frank Clay letter 1963 describing this pistol when he was selling it. CONDITION: very good overall. Lock & bbl. have mostly smooth dark iron patina. Stock is well fit w/ nice striped grain. Ramrod appears to be a modern edition w/ plastic tip. Silver butt cap missing 4 of its 9 tiny screws. Mechanically fine w/ good rifled bore. (01-19980/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-2,500.
PISTOL. Cal. 40. NSN. 8.5" Overall, 4.5" oct. to rnd. bbl. w/ wedding ring transition & small silver blade front sight. Signature is in fancy script & difficult to read b...moreut possibly “J + Alderderfer”. There is 1836 fullstock rifle signed by him which I do not have a photograph to compare. Frank Klay who sold this pistol in 1963 transcribed as “J. Richesbayer” & his letter accompanies. Regardless, this is a cute little late Kentucky pistol w/ engraved silver triggerguard & flat butt cap. Early percussion lock w/ slightly rebated tail, sparse engraving en suite w/ hammer. Grip has short wood extension attached w/ central screw which is covered w/ engraved silver ferrule & silver butt cap attached w/ 9 tiny screws & pins, this is somewhat unique construction. Silver triggerguard terminates to nicely engraved pineapple finial, silver ramrod pipes, horn nose cap. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: Frank Clay letter 1963 describing this pistol when he was selling it. CONDITION: very good overall. Lock & bbl. have mostly smooth dark iron patina. Stock is well fit w/ nice striped grain. Ramrod appears to be a modern edition w/ plastic tip. Silver butt cap missing 4 of its 9 tiny screws. Mechanically fine w/ good rifled bore. (01-19980/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-2,500.

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AN INCISED CARVED PERCUSSION SAMUEL LAUDENSLAGER

Lot # 3400 (Sale Order: 402 of 634)      

SWIVEL BREECH O/U COMBINATION GUN. Cal. 40 rifled bore. / 50 smooth bore. NSN. Bbl. 35 1/4" signed “SL” on top flat. Overall length. 51". Has a 4 piece engraved brass patchbox w/ 8 piercings. Bbls. are separated by wood paneling, which is decorated w/ 4 silver fish inlays. The comb inlay is silver, as is the cheekpiece inlay under the 8-pointed silver star inlay. The butt is decorated w/ Laudenslager’s unique incised carving. The back action percussion lock stamped “BAKER & MOSS” w/ single set trigger. Stock is curly maple w/ incised carving rear of cheekpiece. This gun was made by Samuel Laudenslager, 1830-1870, he worked in Penn township. The Laudenslager family was a very prolific family of gunsmiths associated w/ Snyder County. Samuel was born in 1811 & died in 1891. He was considered one of the better gunsmiths in the County during his lifetime. He learned his trade from Samuel St. Claire, another local gunsmith. Samuel produced many swivel breech rifles. CONDITION: patchbox release needs adj. & top leaf of patchbox at butt has been pinned down where it had lifted. The swivel mechanism is not working & needs adj. 1 3/4x3/8" piece of wood replaced at the breech end of the rifled bbl. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19559/RG). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,500.
SWIVEL BREECH O/U COMBINATION GUN. Cal. 40 rifled bore. / 50 smooth bore. NSN. Bbl. 35 1/4" signed “SL” on top flat. Overall length. 51". Has a 4 piece engraved brass pat...morechbox w/ 8 piercings. Bbls. are separated by wood paneling, which is decorated w/ 4 silver fish inlays. The comb inlay is silver, as is the cheekpiece inlay under the 8-pointed silver star inlay. The butt is decorated w/ Laudenslager’s unique incised carving. The back action percussion lock stamped “BAKER & MOSS” w/ single set trigger. Stock is curly maple w/ incised carving rear of cheekpiece. This gun was made by Samuel Laudenslager, 1830-1870, he worked in Penn township. The Laudenslager family was a very prolific family of gunsmiths associated w/ Snyder County. Samuel was born in 1811 & died in 1891. He was considered one of the better gunsmiths in the County during his lifetime. He learned his trade from Samuel St. Claire, another local gunsmith. Samuel produced many swivel breech rifles. CONDITION: patchbox release needs adj. & top leaf of patchbox at butt has been pinned down where it had lifted. The swivel mechanism is not working & needs adj. 1 3/4x3/8" piece of wood replaced at the breech end of the rifled bbl. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19559/RG). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,500.

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ATTRACTIVE PENNSYLVANIA STYLE SWIVEL BREACH O/U

Lot # 3401 (Sale Order: 403 of 634)      

COMBO MARKED "JB". Cal.36 rifle, 45 smooth. NSN. Bbls. 34" half rnd., half oct., have hickory ramrods mounted in brass pipes & forend pieces on each side. Both bbls. fitted w/ V notch rear & brass blade sights. Rotating bbls. are locked in place by extension of trigger guard. Pulling guard to rear allows bbls. to swivel. Unusual lock has domed brass plate on right side w/ matching false plate on left. Curly maple stock is brass mounted & has silver wire & other decorative inlay. Crescent buttplate has 4" return & added spear finial at top. Brass patchbox on right side has rectangular hidden release at return. Most brass parts have geometric engraved outlines & some sprays of scroll. Silver wire inlay consists of an outline of right hand side of stock w/ chain of scrolls. There are some heart & teardrop shaped tacked on decorations on right side. Left side of stock has incised carving at rear of traditional fluted cheekpiece that has a triangular silver decoration tacked on. Other silver decoration on this side consist of star & heart motifs above & oval & tear drop shaped decorations below cheekpiece. CONDITION: bbls. are mostly dark brown patina w/ some cleaned highlights on edges of oct. portions of bbl. Brass once cleaned is toning to mustard. Silver nicely toned. Stock retains most of what appears to be its original finish. There are some wire inlays missing mostly at top of lockplate. Lock quite weak. Bores rough. An attractive rifle. Some further research of the initials on bbl. might be profitable. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19732/MGM). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.
COMBO MARKED "JB". Cal.36 rifle, 45 smooth. NSN. Bbls. 34" half rnd., half oct., have hickory ramrods mounted in brass pipes & forend pieces on each side. Both bbls. fitt...moreed w/ V notch rear & brass blade sights. Rotating bbls. are locked in place by extension of trigger guard. Pulling guard to rear allows bbls. to swivel. Unusual lock has domed brass plate on right side w/ matching false plate on left. Curly maple stock is brass mounted & has silver wire & other decorative inlay. Crescent buttplate has 4" return & added spear finial at top. Brass patchbox on right side has rectangular hidden release at return. Most brass parts have geometric engraved outlines & some sprays of scroll. Silver wire inlay consists of an outline of right hand side of stock w/ chain of scrolls. There are some heart & teardrop shaped tacked on decorations on right side. Left side of stock has incised carving at rear of traditional fluted cheekpiece that has a triangular silver decoration tacked on. Other silver decoration on this side consist of star & heart motifs above & oval & tear drop shaped decorations below cheekpiece. CONDITION: bbls. are mostly dark brown patina w/ some cleaned highlights on edges of oct. portions of bbl. Brass once cleaned is toning to mustard. Silver nicely toned. Stock retains most of what appears to be its original finish. There are some wire inlays missing mostly at top of lockplate. Lock quite weak. Bores rough. An attractive rifle. Some further research of the initials on bbl. might be profitable. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19732/MGM). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

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PENNSYLVANIA STYLE SWIVEL BREECH PERCUSSION

Lot # 3402 (Sale Order: 404 of 634)      

BUCK & BALL RIFLE/SHOTGUN. Cal. 42/42. NSN. Bbls. 41 3/4" w/ wooden ramrods mounted on each side have fluted iron forend area & fitted w/ V notch semi buckhorn rears & silver bead front sights. Both bbls. are stamped "C HORN" at a later date. Bbls. rotate & lock into position by rearward pressure to front of trigger guard which has split bow. Back spring lock is by Joseph Golcher. Closely striped curly maple stock is brass mounted w/ shallow crescent butt having 9" return. An ornate patch box w/ many piercings is on right side w/ release button in buttplate. Silver inlays on left side of stock consist of inverted crescent moon above cheekpiece & comma shaped decorations at sides. CONDITION: bbls. heavily rusted & cleaned to dark brown. Lock is similar. Stock has old oil refinish w/ sharp edges softened. Brass w/ mixture of cleaned & later darkening patina. Bores are rough. Lock will not cock. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19733/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.
BUCK & BALL RIFLE/SHOTGUN. Cal. 42/42. NSN. Bbls. 41 3/4" w/ wooden ramrods mounted on each side have fluted iron forend area & fitted w/ V notch semi buckhorn rears & si...morelver bead front sights. Both bbls. are stamped "C HORN" at a later date. Bbls. rotate & lock into position by rearward pressure to front of trigger guard which has split bow. Back spring lock is by Joseph Golcher. Closely striped curly maple stock is brass mounted w/ shallow crescent butt having 9" return. An ornate patch box w/ many piercings is on right side w/ release button in buttplate. Silver inlays on left side of stock consist of inverted crescent moon above cheekpiece & comma shaped decorations at sides. CONDITION: bbls. heavily rusted & cleaned to dark brown. Lock is similar. Stock has old oil refinish w/ sharp edges softened. Brass w/ mixture of cleaned & later darkening patina. Bores are rough. Lock will not cock. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19733/JS). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.

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ATTRACTIVE UNMARKED KENTUCKY STYLE SWIVEL BREECH

Lot # 3403 (Sale Order: 405 of 634)      

O/U PERCUSSION DOUBLE RIFLE. Cal. 50. NSN. Bbls. 35 1/4" oct. fitted w/ V notch rear & silver front sights. Side ribs are of attractive curly maple & extend to muzzles. Ramrod is through beaded pipes & thimble on one side. Breech section has heavy brass flash guards. Bbls. lock into place w/ spring loaded bolt released by long trigger in front of trigger guard. Back spring lock is unmarked & has rnd. bodied hammer. Pennsylvania style curly maple stock is brass mounted. Rectangular patch box w/ shaped sideplates & pierced finial has release button in shallow crescent buttplate that has brass returns at top extending to comb & bottom extending to trigger guard tang. A swept cheekpiece is carved into left side of stock. CONDTION: bbls. dark brown almost black patina over fairly deep pitting. Lock is similar. Stock has old refinish over numerous marks. Side panels on bbls. appear original except for 2 1/2" replacement wood at rear each side. Lock is operable. Bores rusted. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19779/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-3,000.
O/U PERCUSSION DOUBLE RIFLE. Cal. 50. NSN. Bbls. 35 1/4" oct. fitted w/ V notch rear & silver front sights. Side ribs are of attractive curly maple & extend to muzzles. R...moreamrod is through beaded pipes & thimble on one side. Breech section has heavy brass flash guards. Bbls. lock into place w/ spring loaded bolt released by long trigger in front of trigger guard. Back spring lock is unmarked & has rnd. bodied hammer. Pennsylvania style curly maple stock is brass mounted. Rectangular patch box w/ shaped sideplates & pierced finial has release button in shallow crescent buttplate that has brass returns at top extending to comb & bottom extending to trigger guard tang. A swept cheekpiece is carved into left side of stock. CONDTION: bbls. dark brown almost black patina over fairly deep pitting. Lock is similar. Stock has old refinish over numerous marks. Side panels on bbls. appear original except for 2 1/2" replacement wood at rear each side. Lock is operable. Bores rusted. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19779/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-3,000.

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INTERESTING O/U PERCUSSION RIFLE BY B. C. WOOD OF

Lot # 3404 (Sale Order: 406 of 634)      

PAINTED POST, NY (1858-1874). Cal. 38/38. NSN. Bbls. 30", have a hickory ramrod mounted on each side. A single standing leaf rear sight is installed in top flat marked "B.C. WOOD P. POST N.Y.". Rifle is fired by a combination of standard back spring sidelock stamped w/ same name & address as bbl. & underhammer lock w/ mainspring formed from trigger guard bow. Figured American walnut stock is mounted w/ brass buttplate w/ 4 1/2" return having spear finial & circular German silver patchbox on right side. CONDITION: bbls. retaining a considerable amount of what appears to be original brown. Lock has gray to brown patina. Stock retains most of what appears to be it's original oil finish. Bores are very good to fine w/ strong rifling, bottom approaching excellent. Locks are operable. Sidelock hammer appears to be a replacement. Front sight missing. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19731/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,500.
PAINTED POST, NY (1858-1874). Cal. 38/38. NSN. Bbls. 30", have a hickory ramrod mounted on each side. A single standing leaf rear sight is installed in top flat marked "B...more.C. WOOD P. POST N.Y.". Rifle is fired by a combination of standard back spring sidelock stamped w/ same name & address as bbl. & underhammer lock w/ mainspring formed from trigger guard bow. Figured American walnut stock is mounted w/ brass buttplate w/ 4 1/2" return having spear finial & circular German silver patchbox on right side. CONDITION: bbls. retaining a considerable amount of what appears to be original brown. Lock has gray to brown patina. Stock retains most of what appears to be it's original oil finish. Bores are very good to fine w/ strong rifling, bottom approaching excellent. Locks are operable. Sidelock hammer appears to be a replacement. Front sight missing. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19731/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,500-2,500.

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OVER / UNDER COMBINATION GUN BY J. HARDER & SON

Lot # 3405 (Sale Order: 407 of 634)      

LOCK HAVEN, PA. Cal. 36 rifled over 65 cal smoothbore. NSN. 48" Overall. Bbls. 32" oct. to rnd. Lower bbl. marked "495" at breech. Fixed O/U. Stamped w/ maker's name & location on top flat of bbl. & is profusely engraved around the rear sight & around name. Engraving extends through entire bbl. tang. Locks engraved but not signed. Dbl. set triggers. Brass cap box in stock. Cheekpiece has silver American eagle inlay which is not engraved. Jacob Harder worked in Lock Haven, PA. 1860 to 1888 along w/ his son John. CONDITION: clean & original throughout. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19536/RG). ANTIQUE. $1,200-2,500.
LOCK HAVEN, PA. Cal. 36 rifled over 65 cal smoothbore. NSN. 48" Overall. Bbls. 32" oct. to rnd. Lower bbl. marked "495" at breech. Fixed O/U. Stamped w/ maker's name & lo...morecation on top flat of bbl. & is profusely engraved around the rear sight & around name. Engraving extends through entire bbl. tang. Locks engraved but not signed. Dbl. set triggers. Brass cap box in stock. Cheekpiece has silver American eagle inlay which is not engraved. Jacob Harder worked in Lock Haven, PA. 1860 to 1888 along w/ his son John. CONDITION: clean & original throughout. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19536/RG). ANTIQUE. $1,200-2,500.

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O/U SWIVEL BREECH DOUBLE KENTUCKY TYPE RIFLE.

Lot # 3406 (Sale Order: 408 of 634)      

Cal. 36 smooth. NSN. Bbls. 32", fitted w/ brass full length sideplates, 1 side holding hickory ramrod in beaded pipes. Bbls. do not lock in place & are fitted w/ U notch rear & brass front sights. Unmarked lock has flat faced serpentine hammer. Triggers are dbl. set. Maple stock has some curly grain & is brass mounted. Fairly attractive fancy patchbox is on left side w/ release in shallow crescent buttplate w/ 3" return. 8 Point star is on traditional sm. cheekpiece. CONDITION: bbl. cleaned to pewter gray w/ considerable pitting. Brass sides appear to be relatively new. Stock w/ old refinish, brass toned. Lock operates. Bores pitted. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19812/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,500.
Cal. 36 smooth. NSN. Bbls. 32", fitted w/ brass full length sideplates, 1 side holding hickory ramrod in beaded pipes. Bbls. do not lock in place & are fitted w/ U notch ...morerear & brass front sights. Unmarked lock has flat faced serpentine hammer. Triggers are dbl. set. Maple stock has some curly grain & is brass mounted. Fairly attractive fancy patchbox is on left side w/ release in shallow crescent buttplate w/ 3" return. 8 Point star is on traditional sm. cheekpiece. CONDITION: bbl. cleaned to pewter gray w/ considerable pitting. Brass sides appear to be relatively new. Stock w/ old refinish, brass toned. Lock operates. Bores pitted. PROVENANCE: The Estate Collection of Gary Parietti. (01-19812/MGM). ANTIQUE. $800-1,500.

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VERY RARE AND FINE JACOB ALBRIGHT ATTRIBUTED

Lot # 3407 (Sale Order: 409 of 634)      

SWIVEL BREECH FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 42. NSN. Bbl. 39". Though unsigned, this rifle is easily attributed & has nearly identical patchbox as shown in Kindig page 192 on signed Jacob Albright rifle, who worked in Northumberland County, circa 1800. This swivel breech rifle also has the prominent Roman nose butt stock comb seen on Kindig rifle and typical of the Bethlehem school. This rifle shows same engraving style on Kindig patchbox but more elaborate. There is little doubt both guns are by the same maker. Thank you, Steve Hench, for instantly identifying patchbox as Albright. Swivel breech flintlock rifles of the Golden age by any maker are extremely rare as noted by copy of 1964 Joe Kindig letter linked here & this is the only attributed Albright we are aware. 39” Oct. bbls. which are rotated by pulling forward section of 2 piece triggerguard which releases & locks mechanism, silver inset front sights, inset carved notch rear sights. Lock & hammer engraved en suite as is breech, mounted on beautiful tiger striped maple. Patchbox has 9 piercings, 8 silver inlays including engraved silver eagle above cheekpiece. Below cheekpiece is engraved brass vent pick holder, 8” border engraved toe plate. Original wood ramrod has threaded iron tip. This is a beautiful Bethlehem school rifle, w/ few known swivel breeches by any maker fresh to market from local estate. CONDITION: fine overall, appears original in every regard w/ no apparent restoration, bbls. & lock have smooth dark iron patina, brass was cleaned a long time ago, now w/ light mustard patina. Patchbox lid has discoloration from corrosion around edges & internal latch spring is rusted, patchbox mortise still filled w/ apparent corrosive lubricant. Stock has a hand worn patina w/ some loss of striping on the right side of butt, & a few small scuffs. Mechanically fine including swivel mechanism. Bores have crisp bright rifling, one bbl. has the 6 lands & grooves cut straight w/ no twist, the other w/ twist. ADDITIONAL NOTE: Two major collectors of Abraham Angstadt have informed us that the rifle is NOT Albright but Angstadt. Amazingly that the comparison of patchboxes are virtually identical by both makers. The sideplate & insert silver eagle among other features are again virtually identical to signed Angstadt, pictures Merrill Lindsay's "The Kentucky Rifle". (01-20041/JS). ANTIQUE. $15,000-20,000.
SWIVEL BREECH FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 42. NSN. Bbl. 39". Though unsigned, this rifle is easily attributed & has nearly identical patchbox as shown in Kindig page 192 on sig...morened Jacob Albright rifle, who worked in Northumberland County, circa 1800. This swivel breech rifle also has the prominent Roman nose butt stock comb seen on Kindig rifle and typical of the Bethlehem school. This rifle shows same engraving style on Kindig patchbox but more elaborate. There is little doubt both guns are by the same maker. Thank you, Steve Hench, for instantly identifying patchbox as Albright. Swivel breech flintlock rifles of the Golden age by any maker are extremely rare as noted by copy of 1964 Joe Kindig letter linked here & this is the only attributed Albright we are aware. 39” Oct. bbls. which are rotated by pulling forward section of 2 piece triggerguard which releases & locks mechanism, silver inset front sights, inset carved notch rear sights. Lock & hammer engraved en suite as is breech, mounted on beautiful tiger striped maple. Patchbox has 9 piercings, 8 silver inlays including engraved silver eagle above cheekpiece. Below cheekpiece is engraved brass vent pick holder, 8” border engraved toe plate. Original wood ramrod has threaded iron tip. This is a beautiful Bethlehem school rifle, w/ few known swivel breeches by any maker fresh to market from local estate. CONDITION: fine overall, appears original in every regard w/ no apparent restoration, bbls. & lock have smooth dark iron patina, brass was cleaned a long time ago, now w/ light mustard patina. Patchbox lid has discoloration from corrosion around edges & internal latch spring is rusted, patchbox mortise still filled w/ apparent corrosive lubricant. Stock has a hand worn patina w/ some loss of striping on the right side of butt, & a few small scuffs. Mechanically fine including swivel mechanism. Bores have crisp bright rifling, one bbl. has the 6 lands & grooves cut straight w/ no twist, the other w/ twist. ADDITIONAL NOTE: Two major collectors of Abraham Angstadt have informed us that the rifle is NOT Albright but Angstadt. Amazingly that the comparison of patchboxes are virtually identical by both makers. The sideplate & insert silver eagle among other features are again virtually identical to signed Angstadt, pictures Merrill Lindsay's "The Kentucky Rifle". (01-20041/JS). ANTIQUE. $15,000-20,000.

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EXTREMELY RARE EARLY GOLDEN AGE JOHN RUPP SIGNED

Lot # 3408 (Sale Order: 410 of 634)      

KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 48. NSN. Bbl. 42". Overall length 58 1/2". This rifle is pictured in the 1941 text “Forgotten Heritage; The Story of the People and the Early American Rifle” by Harry Davis. Davis’ text shows very few photographs of guns, but he does show several of the rarest golden age examples. At the time of publication, this was the only example known: “A very narrow wrist which is broader than it is deep. The architecture of this piece is so unusual that connoisseurs and students of the “Kentucky” Rifle who have viewed this piece have been unanimous in their conclusion that there is none other which is quite like the John Rupp. This is the only specimen of his work known to the author. This is without doubt one of the very earliest and most authentic “Kentucky” Rifles in existence.” Indeed, this is a rare survivor that Joe Kindig in his text on golden age Kentucky rifles states “undoubtedly” "made in the pre-revolutionary period". This example is virtually identical to the Kindig gun with profuse incised carving with the carved Indian head forward of trigger guard characteristic of some early Lehigh area makers. Brass mounted with finely engraved two piece figural patch box One difference between Kindig gun and this example is the shape of the sideplate where this example terminates with a figural arrowhead much like that of Herman Rupp. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 1st edition 1941 Harry P. Davis "A Forgotten Heritage: The Story of the People & the Early American Rifle". CONDITION: very good overall, this rifle is in exact configuration as found in 1941. There is contemporary crack pinned repair below lock and there is an inset between lock and barrel tang and inset just forward of frizzen between lock and barrel. The delicate thin oval wrist of this gun amazingly has survived unscathed. There is large well patina-overed chip in ramrod channel between front pipes. Stock overall hand-worn patina. Barrel has smooth iron patina with easily discerned signature. Lock has a mottled gray patina with pitting. Mechanically fine with clear, smooth bore. PROVENANCE: Herman Dean collection; William G. Crews; Dr. Howard Engle collection. (01-19968/JS). ANTIQUE. $12,000-15,000.
KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 48. NSN. Bbl. 42". Overall length 58 1/2". This rifle is pictured in the 1941 text “Forgotten Heritage; The Story of the People and the Early America...moren Rifle” by Harry Davis. Davis’ text shows very few photographs of guns, but he does show several of the rarest golden age examples. At the time of publication, this was the only example known: “A very narrow wrist which is broader than it is deep. The architecture of this piece is so unusual that connoisseurs and students of the “Kentucky” Rifle who have viewed this piece have been unanimous in their conclusion that there is none other which is quite like the John Rupp. This is the only specimen of his work known to the author. This is without doubt one of the very earliest and most authentic “Kentucky” Rifles in existence.” Indeed, this is a rare survivor that Joe Kindig in his text on golden age Kentucky rifles states “undoubtedly” "made in the pre-revolutionary period". This example is virtually identical to the Kindig gun with profuse incised carving with the carved Indian head forward of trigger guard characteristic of some early Lehigh area makers. Brass mounted with finely engraved two piece figural patch box One difference between Kindig gun and this example is the shape of the sideplate where this example terminates with a figural arrowhead much like that of Herman Rupp. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 1st edition 1941 Harry P. Davis "A Forgotten Heritage: The Story of the People & the Early American Rifle". CONDITION: very good overall, this rifle is in exact configuration as found in 1941. There is contemporary crack pinned repair below lock and there is an inset between lock and barrel tang and inset just forward of frizzen between lock and barrel. The delicate thin oval wrist of this gun amazingly has survived unscathed. There is large well patina-overed chip in ramrod channel between front pipes. Stock overall hand-worn patina. Barrel has smooth iron patina with easily discerned signature. Lock has a mottled gray patina with pitting. Mechanically fine with clear, smooth bore. PROVENANCE: Herman Dean collection; William G. Crews; Dr. Howard Engle collection. (01-19968/JS). ANTIQUE. $12,000-15,000.

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“OLD KILLDEER” FAMOUS GOLDEN AGE WOLFGANG

Lot # 3409 (Sale Order: 411 of 634)      

HAGA FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 50. NSN. Bbl. 44 1/4" oct. Overall length 60 1/2". This is among the most famous of all Kentucky rifles, having an entire chapter dedicated in Captain John Dillin’s pioneering 1924 text “The Kentucky Rifle”. The gun is in remarkable “as found” condition. Dillin states that in 1921 this rifle was used to shoot pigeons, starlings and sparrows at 30-35 yds. fired from offhand position. Dillin was amazed at the accuracy of this well made flintlock rifle & published photos of the targets shot from 100 and 200 yds. The legendary Wolfgang Haga whose rifles are never signed is one of the 4 earliest makers of the Berks County, Womelsdorf school. We know Haga was working there from 1767 into the 1780s and the other 3 makers all sign their guns; Bonewitz, Fichthorn, and Reedy. Joe Kindig, who has written more on Haga than anyone, authenticated this rifle as Haga’s work in 1965, when first seeing this gun in person after being published 41 years earlier. This gun is exemplary, unaltered, among the best provenance of any Kentucky rifle. Barrel has inset front brass blade sight and fixed notched rear sight, a filled dovetail shows position of an earlier rear sight. Hand forged lock with bridled frizzen, flat unsupported serpentine cock, rebated tail. 3 Piece patchbox, simple rugged engraved brass mounts, toeplate finial shaped same form as patchbox. Haga’s characteristic low relief engraved scrolls on buttstock, rear of tang and rear of ramrod thimble. Beavertails carved rear of lock and sideplate. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 1962 letter from Bill Crews concerning the history of this rifle & rare first edition of the Dillin text from 1924 talking about this gun & illustrating it (pg. 69-74). CONDITION: very good, “as found” condition. Rifle has a mix of smooth iron and brass patinas. Striped maple stock has hand worn patina with only 2 contemporary crack repairs and minor chipping back of lock & tang. PROVENANCE: Capt. John Dillin purchased from “Kauffman” about 1920; T.W. Demarest collection; Herman P. Dean collection; William G. Crews collection 1952; Dr. Howard Engle 1962. (01-19967/JS). ANTIQUE. $12,000-15,000.
HAGA FLINTLOCK RIFLE. Cal. 50. NSN. Bbl. 44 1/4" oct. Overall length 60 1/2". This is among the most famous of all Kentucky rifles, having an entire chapter dedicated in ...moreCaptain John Dillin’s pioneering 1924 text “The Kentucky Rifle”. The gun is in remarkable “as found” condition. Dillin states that in 1921 this rifle was used to shoot pigeons, starlings and sparrows at 30-35 yds. fired from offhand position. Dillin was amazed at the accuracy of this well made flintlock rifle & published photos of the targets shot from 100 and 200 yds. The legendary Wolfgang Haga whose rifles are never signed is one of the 4 earliest makers of the Berks County, Womelsdorf school. We know Haga was working there from 1767 into the 1780s and the other 3 makers all sign their guns; Bonewitz, Fichthorn, and Reedy. Joe Kindig, who has written more on Haga than anyone, authenticated this rifle as Haga’s work in 1965, when first seeing this gun in person after being published 41 years earlier. This gun is exemplary, unaltered, among the best provenance of any Kentucky rifle. Barrel has inset front brass blade sight and fixed notched rear sight, a filled dovetail shows position of an earlier rear sight. Hand forged lock with bridled frizzen, flat unsupported serpentine cock, rebated tail. 3 Piece patchbox, simple rugged engraved brass mounts, toeplate finial shaped same form as patchbox. Haga’s characteristic low relief engraved scrolls on buttstock, rear of tang and rear of ramrod thimble. Beavertails carved rear of lock and sideplate. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 1962 letter from Bill Crews concerning the history of this rifle & rare first edition of the Dillin text from 1924 talking about this gun & illustrating it (pg. 69-74). CONDITION: very good, “as found” condition. Rifle has a mix of smooth iron and brass patinas. Striped maple stock has hand worn patina with only 2 contemporary crack repairs and minor chipping back of lock & tang. PROVENANCE: Capt. John Dillin purchased from “Kauffman” about 1920; T.W. Demarest collection; Herman P. Dean collection; William G. Crews collection 1952; Dr. Howard Engle 1962. (01-19967/JS). ANTIQUE. $12,000-15,000.

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BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED CURLY MAPLE FLINTLOCK

Lot # 3410 (Sale Order: 412 of 634)      

ATTRIBUTED TO PETER SMITH (1798-1833). Cal. 50 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 39 1/2". Overall length 53 3/4". Beautifully engraved 4 piece brass patchbox w/ 7 piercings, very long sculptured engraved tapering brass comb inlay covering the entire comb & 21 silver inlays. The silver cheekpiece inlay is an elegant engraved American eagle, in addition there are two nicely engraved eagle inlays, one on each side of the stock forward of the lock & sideplate. Extremely elaborate brass sideplate engraved w/ 5 piercings & the brass engraved toeplate runs entirely from the trigger guard to the toe of the butt. There are two brass inlays, one on each side of the bbl. tang, & the lockplate is fully engraved. Peter Smith was born in 1756 in Berks County, the son of Peter & Cathrine Smith. He was listed as gunsmith in New Berlin in 1800. CONDITION: very good overall, appears to be original flint w/ wallowed vent hole in patent breech w/ integral tang, stock is sound w/ crack repair at wrist, 5" sliver inset forward of lock. Bbl. initials are obscured due to pitting. One silver inlay forward of the cheekpiece is missing. This is likely one of the most highly decorated guns in this collection. Mechanically fine w/ crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19606/RG). ANTIQUE. $8,000-16,000.
ATTRIBUTED TO PETER SMITH (1798-1833). Cal. 50 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 39 1/2". Overall length 53 3/4". Beautifully engraved 4 piece brass patchbox w/ 7 piercings, very lo...moreng sculptured engraved tapering brass comb inlay covering the entire comb & 21 silver inlays. The silver cheekpiece inlay is an elegant engraved American eagle, in addition there are two nicely engraved eagle inlays, one on each side of the stock forward of the lock & sideplate. Extremely elaborate brass sideplate engraved w/ 5 piercings & the brass engraved toeplate runs entirely from the trigger guard to the toe of the butt. There are two brass inlays, one on each side of the bbl. tang, & the lockplate is fully engraved. Peter Smith was born in 1756 in Berks County, the son of Peter & Cathrine Smith. He was listed as gunsmith in New Berlin in 1800. CONDITION: very good overall, appears to be original flint w/ wallowed vent hole in patent breech w/ integral tang, stock is sound w/ crack repair at wrist, 5" sliver inset forward of lock. Bbl. initials are obscured due to pitting. One silver inlay forward of the cheekpiece is missing. This is likely one of the most highly decorated guns in this collection. Mechanically fine w/ crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19606/RG). ANTIQUE. $8,000-16,000.

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EXTREMELY DECORATED CURLY MAPLE CARVED RIFLE

Lot # 3411 (Sale Order: 413 of 634)      

ATTRIBUTED TO ZACHARIAH ALBRIGHT. Cal. 45. NSN. Bbl. 43 1/2" full oct., 58" overall. This rifle has a 4 piece brass engraved patchbox w/ 11 piercings & 21 silver inlays. Rifle has a 5 1/4" pierced saddle plate & a 4 3/4" brass toeplate w/ 4 piercings. The unmarked flintlock has dbl. set triggers. The stock is incise carved to the rear of the cheekpiece & there is a silver 8-pointed star inlay on the cheekpiece. The brass sideplate has 4 piercings. This is a highly decorated rifle. Albright worked circa 1819-27 in Haines TWP, Centre county. He had a son, Zachariah Jr. who was a gunsmith in Illinois. CONDITION: very good overall as reconverted from percussion back to flintlock, lock & breech are re-browned to blend w/ rest of bbl. Brass & silver insets all appear original & well fit, stock is sound w/ hand worn patina, 2 sm. insets at lock & glue break repair of break in forestock through 3rd bbl. key from muzzle. Mechanically functional, crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19661/RG). ANTIQUE. $8,000-12,000.
ATTRIBUTED TO ZACHARIAH ALBRIGHT. Cal. 45. NSN. Bbl. 43 1/2" full oct., 58" overall. This rifle has a 4 piece brass engraved patchbox w/ 11 piercings & 21 silver inlays. ...moreRifle has a 5 1/4" pierced saddle plate & a 4 3/4" brass toeplate w/ 4 piercings. The unmarked flintlock has dbl. set triggers. The stock is incise carved to the rear of the cheekpiece & there is a silver 8-pointed star inlay on the cheekpiece. The brass sideplate has 4 piercings. This is a highly decorated rifle. Albright worked circa 1819-27 in Haines TWP, Centre county. He had a son, Zachariah Jr. who was a gunsmith in Illinois. CONDITION: very good overall as reconverted from percussion back to flintlock, lock & breech are re-browned to blend w/ rest of bbl. Brass & silver insets all appear original & well fit, stock is sound w/ hand worn patina, 2 sm. insets at lock & glue break repair of break in forestock through 3rd bbl. key from muzzle. Mechanically functional, crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19661/RG). ANTIQUE. $8,000-12,000.

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EXEMPLARY GOLDEN AGE JACOB SELL, THE YOUNGER

Lot # 3412 (Sale Order: 414 of 634)      

KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 48. NSN. Bbl. 51". This is a most unusual gun in that it was no doubt made by Jacob Sell but utilized a slightly earlier very long bbl. marked “JACOB FERREE”. This massive gun w/ beautiful lines measures 66 1/2" overall w/ 51" oct. bbl. The architecture & hardware are quite similar to other noted examples. 4 Piece, 5 piercing patchbox terminates in stylized horses head which is virtually identical to an example, figure 179 Kindig. A fine engraved hunters horn is found on patchbox lid. Stock is elegantly incised & low relief carved. Kindig states “Jacob Sells carving is really top quality. He understood the proportion & curve of the C-scroll & he utilized them to the best advantage. There are few men who designed & executed carvings better than this man. He carved in beautiful high relief & in generally the same four places; to the rear of the ramrod pipe, to the rear of the bbl. tang, forward of the patchbox & extensively on the cheekpiece side. In his carving, he repeated a few designs time after time.” This gun has similar carving rear of ramrod thimble, rear of bbl. tang & nice relief framing at wrist wrapping around patchbox & forward of cheekpiece into low relief scroll before terminating in lg. incised panel w/ a central lg. oval w/ sm. circle designs throughout unlike any other Sell we are aware of. This is a unique, possibly earlier Jacob Sell, the younger as it also has earlier style curled trigger & fine hand forged lock w/ rebated tail. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: interesting pair of letters from March 1962 concerning this rifle when sold in 1962 from William G. Crews to Dr. Howard Engle stating this gun was by Ferree, properly describing it & stating its superior condition but not knowing the true maker. This gun has not been seen by the collecting community in 59 years & only now is properly identified. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. There is no discernible alteration or repair visible. Stock is fine w/ no defects other than the tack mark left by veteran pioneer collector Herman Dean. Lock & bbl. have dark smooth iron patina. Signature is partially discernible. Brass has all been polished showing brazing lines during the mfg. of trigger guard. Mechanically fine w/ clear, smooth lightly rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Ex Herman Dean collection: Ex William Crews: Ex Dr. Howard Engle collection (1962). (01-19966/JS). ANTIQUE. $8,000-12,000.
KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 48. NSN. Bbl. 51". This is a most unusual gun in that it was no doubt made by Jacob Sell but utilized a slightly earlier very long bbl. marked “JACOB...more FERREE”. This massive gun w/ beautiful lines measures 66 1/2" overall w/ 51" oct. bbl. The architecture & hardware are quite similar to other noted examples. 4 Piece, 5 piercing patchbox terminates in stylized horses head which is virtually identical to an example, figure 179 Kindig. A fine engraved hunters horn is found on patchbox lid. Stock is elegantly incised & low relief carved. Kindig states “Jacob Sells carving is really top quality. He understood the proportion & curve of the C-scroll & he utilized them to the best advantage. There are few men who designed & executed carvings better than this man. He carved in beautiful high relief & in generally the same four places; to the rear of the ramrod pipe, to the rear of the bbl. tang, forward of the patchbox & extensively on the cheekpiece side. In his carving, he repeated a few designs time after time.” This gun has similar carving rear of ramrod thimble, rear of bbl. tang & nice relief framing at wrist wrapping around patchbox & forward of cheekpiece into low relief scroll before terminating in lg. incised panel w/ a central lg. oval w/ sm. circle designs throughout unlike any other Sell we are aware of. This is a unique, possibly earlier Jacob Sell, the younger as it also has earlier style curled trigger & fine hand forged lock w/ rebated tail. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: interesting pair of letters from March 1962 concerning this rifle when sold in 1962 from William G. Crews to Dr. Howard Engle stating this gun was by Ferree, properly describing it & stating its superior condition but not knowing the true maker. This gun has not been seen by the collecting community in 59 years & only now is properly identified. CONDITION: very good to fine overall. There is no discernible alteration or repair visible. Stock is fine w/ no defects other than the tack mark left by veteran pioneer collector Herman Dean. Lock & bbl. have dark smooth iron patina. Signature is partially discernible. Brass has all been polished showing brazing lines during the mfg. of trigger guard. Mechanically fine w/ clear, smooth lightly rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Ex Herman Dean collection: Ex William Crews: Ex Dr. Howard Engle collection (1962). (01-19966/JS). ANTIQUE. $8,000-12,000.

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OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE OF A NEW BERLIN GUNSMITH

Lot # 3413 (Sale Order: 415 of 634)      

CHARLES BAUM TAKEDOWN RIFLE FEATURED IN "THE KENTUCKY RIFLE & ME" BY EDITH COOPER. Cal. 36 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 40" full oct. initialed “CB” on the top flat of the bbl. w/ 6" spiral weave & teardrop engraved patterns around fixed rear sight. Overall length 54 1/2". Charles Baum was producing percussion Kentucky rifles in the New Berlin area from 1832-1846. This very rifle is pictured on plate #79, pg. 87 of Edith G. Cooper’s book “The Kentucky Rifle and Me” when it was still in the T.J. Cooper collection. This rifle has a brass 4 piece patchbox w/ incredible 13 piercings, 6" elegant sculptured tapering brass comb plate, 7" brass toeplate w/ 4 piercings, 5 1/2" brass saddle plate which separates in the middle so the forend may be removed for cleaning & 38 silver inlays. Engraved percussion lock was made by Joseph Golcher, PA & has dbl. set triggers. Dark stained stock is curly maple & is nicely incised carved to rear of the cheekpiece. This is a rare takedown type Kentucky rifle, where the entire forend can be easily removed for cleaning the bbl. Charles Baum is one of the Baum family of gunsmiths & he produced percussion as well as flint rifles. His guns are often highly inlaid. Charles is the only Baum assessed in New Berlin as a gunsmith after the 1830s. CONDITION: outstanding original condition, the only flaw being a sm. 1/2" piece of wood missing along the bbl. above lock, a problem area on many Kentucky rifles. Mechanically functional, sharp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19527/RG). ANTIQUE. $8,000-15,000.
CHARLES BAUM TAKEDOWN RIFLE FEATURED IN "THE KENTUCKY RIFLE & ME" BY EDITH COOPER. Cal. 36 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 40" full oct. initialed “CB” on the top flat of the bbl....more w/ 6" spiral weave & teardrop engraved patterns around fixed rear sight. Overall length 54 1/2". Charles Baum was producing percussion Kentucky rifles in the New Berlin area from 1832-1846. This very rifle is pictured on plate #79, pg. 87 of Edith G. Cooper’s book “The Kentucky Rifle and Me” when it was still in the T.J. Cooper collection. This rifle has a brass 4 piece patchbox w/ incredible 13 piercings, 6" elegant sculptured tapering brass comb plate, 7" brass toeplate w/ 4 piercings, 5 1/2" brass saddle plate which separates in the middle so the forend may be removed for cleaning & 38 silver inlays. Engraved percussion lock was made by Joseph Golcher, PA & has dbl. set triggers. Dark stained stock is curly maple & is nicely incised carved to rear of the cheekpiece. This is a rare takedown type Kentucky rifle, where the entire forend can be easily removed for cleaning the bbl. Charles Baum is one of the Baum family of gunsmiths & he produced percussion as well as flint rifles. His guns are often highly inlaid. Charles is the only Baum assessed in New Berlin as a gunsmith after the 1830s. CONDITION: outstanding original condition, the only flaw being a sm. 1/2" piece of wood missing along the bbl. above lock, a problem area on many Kentucky rifles. Mechanically functional, sharp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19527/RG). ANTIQUE. $8,000-15,000.

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FINE EARLY GEORGE SMITH INCISE CARVED RIFLE.

Lot # 3414 (Sale Order: 416 of 634)      

Cal. 50 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 42 1/2" full oct. Overall length 58". Extremely nice curly maple stock flintlock rifle by George Smith, one of the 3 or 4 earliest gunsmiths in the upper Susquehanna area. Has a fine, hand forged early flintlock w/ dbl. set triggers & a 4 piece engraved brass patchbox w/ 4 piercings. Incise carved to the rear, under & forward of the cheekpiece is also carved in low relief around the bbl. tang, in front of the lock & sideplate panels. Rifle is signed “G.S.” on the top flat. Very attractive early rifle from the school. George Smith was as early as 1795 in east Buffalo Township, Union County PA. REFERENCE: This very rifle is pictured in the Kentucky Rifle Associate’s first book “The Kentucky Rifle …A True American Heritage in Picture” when it was part of the Dalas C. Ewing collection. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, dark smooth iron patina, appears original & complete in every regard. The only restoration apparent is crack repair w/ no inset between lock & bbl. tang, there is a hairline crack about 2 inches at tail of lock, stock otherwise has hand worn patina w/ crisp low relief & incised carving. Mechanically fine w/ crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19593/RB). ANTIQUE. $7,000-10,000.
Cal. 50 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 42 1/2" full oct. Overall length 58". Extremely nice curly maple stock flintlock rifle by George Smith, one of the 3 or 4 earliest gunsmith...mores in the upper Susquehanna area. Has a fine, hand forged early flintlock w/ dbl. set triggers & a 4 piece engraved brass patchbox w/ 4 piercings. Incise carved to the rear, under & forward of the cheekpiece is also carved in low relief around the bbl. tang, in front of the lock & sideplate panels. Rifle is signed “G.S.” on the top flat. Very attractive early rifle from the school. George Smith was as early as 1795 in east Buffalo Township, Union County PA. REFERENCE: This very rifle is pictured in the Kentucky Rifle Associate’s first book “The Kentucky Rifle …A True American Heritage in Picture” when it was part of the Dalas C. Ewing collection. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, dark smooth iron patina, appears original & complete in every regard. The only restoration apparent is crack repair w/ no inset between lock & bbl. tang, there is a hairline crack about 2 inches at tail of lock, stock otherwise has hand worn patina w/ crisp low relief & incised carving. Mechanically fine w/ crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19593/RB). ANTIQUE. $7,000-10,000.

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CARVED JOE LONG PERCUSSION KENTUCKY RIFLE

Lot # 3415 (Sale Order: 417 of 634)      

SIGNED ON BARREL AND LOCK, FEATURED IN "THE KENTUCKY RIFLE & ME" BY EDITH COOPER. Cal. 36 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 37 1/2" full oct. Overall length 52 1/2". A finely striped curly maple stock that is nicely incised carved w/ C-scrolls to the rear of the cheekpiece. Barrel and percussion lock are signed “JL” in script w/ 5" weave engraved patterns around fixed rear sight. Double set triggers, features 18 silver inlays, some engraved & a brass sculptured saddle plate. Brass patchbox has 4 piercings. The collector of these rifles purchased several of the guns from the Cooper Collection and it is believed this is the same gun pictured on pg. 18 in “The Kentucky Rifle and Me” by Edith G. Cooper, wife of T.J. Cooper. Most gunsmiths made guns to order, but Joseph Long is known to have made vast amounts of rifles which he often used as trade for goods and services. This practice resulted in a great many of his guns surviving. CONDITION: fine original condition throughout. Mechanically fine w/ crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19526/RG). ANTIQUE. $6,000-12,000.
SIGNED ON BARREL AND LOCK, FEATURED IN "THE KENTUCKY RIFLE & ME" BY EDITH COOPER. Cal. 36 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 37 1/2" full oct. Overall length 52 1/2". A finely stripe...mored curly maple stock that is nicely incised carved w/ C-scrolls to the rear of the cheekpiece. Barrel and percussion lock are signed “JL” in script w/ 5" weave engraved patterns around fixed rear sight. Double set triggers, features 18 silver inlays, some engraved & a brass sculptured saddle plate. Brass patchbox has 4 piercings. The collector of these rifles purchased several of the guns from the Cooper Collection and it is believed this is the same gun pictured on pg. 18 in “The Kentucky Rifle and Me” by Edith G. Cooper, wife of T.J. Cooper. Most gunsmiths made guns to order, but Joseph Long is known to have made vast amounts of rifles which he often used as trade for goods and services. This practice resulted in a great many of his guns surviving. CONDITION: fine original condition throughout. Mechanically fine w/ crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19526/RG). ANTIQUE. $6,000-12,000.

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FINE PUBLISHED “M ALDENDERFER 1811” SIGNED

Lot # 3416 (Sale Order: 418 of 634)      

KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 46. NSN. Bbl. 43.5" oct. to rnd. smoothbore & forged lock w/ chiseled mainspring & bridled frizzen. All brass mounted including inlays, engraved brass floorplate runs from ramrod thimbles to the trigger guard, 3.25" engraved thumbplate. This exact gun is pictured in plate 69 & 111 in Dillin’s 1924 text & in the 1941 Harry Davis “A. Forgotten Heritage”. The gun at the time of both publications was part of pioneer Kentucky rifle collection of Captain John G. W. Dillon. At the time the German script signature was thought to read “M. Roesser 1746”. The signature is light & quite difficult but not Roesser. Steve Hench, well known Kentucky expert who is amazing at deciphering the old script solved the mystery. With a little scrutiny the inscription is “M. Aldenderfer 1811” the last digit in the date may not be correct but first three are clear. Joe Kindig in his text shows 2 examples of Aldenderfer, one signed & dated 1809 & the other 1810, since his guns are very rare, maybe only made one gun a year. Kindig states that this maker “is somewhat of a mystery because his guns display characteristics of different sections in various techniques. Practically all gunsmiths who moved at all moved west following their market. Contrarily, Michael Aldenderfer seems to have moved east…. I believe M. Aldenderfer learned his trade in Lancaster County. In fact some details lead me to believe that he might have had some association w/ Haga or the man he learned his trade from [note engraving on patchbox lids, especially the engraved arc]…. The placing of a date w/ the name is characteristic of the section east of Reading.” This rifle also lacks the Daisy finial on patchbox that the 2 earlier dated guns possess, though still employing daisies in the engraved lid. This gun has less carving than the 2 examples in Kindig but does have very similar carving behind bbl. tang, lockplate & sideplate. The sideplate on this example is much more elaborate, pierced scrolls w/ 2 bird heads on either side of rear lock screw terminating out into feathered wings, quite unique design. Another Reading characteristic is the unique brass Indianhead inset on top of comb at buttplate w/ engraved heart on his chest, another unique feature, “suggestive of target” Dillin. Kindig also points out that the trigger bows on this maker are suggestive of Reading guns which are wide, w/ only 2 facets w/ central ridge, unlike most Golden age guns that had 3 facets on bow. “I believe M. Aldenderfer was one of the earliest gunsmiths to use the 2 faceted trigger guard & his are much broader than most. These rifles are very beautiful in line, proportion, detail & quality of wood”. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 1962 dated letter concerning purchase of gun. CONDITION: very good overall, appears in the same configuration when photographed in 1924, the only notable repairs: slender piece of wood glued & pinned around the entire perimeter of lock, 2 lg. crack repairs on right side of forestock about 10" from muzzle & a 4" x .25" sliver inset just forward of forearm crack repair, none of this work tried to hide or blend anything. Lock & hammer have dark mostly smooth iron patina. Mechanically fine w/ clean smoothbore. PROVENANCE: Capt. John Dillin collection 1920s: Herman Dean collection: William Crews: Dr. Howard Engle collection 1962. (01-19969/JS). ANTIQUE. $6,000-8,000.
KENTUCKY RIFLE. Cal. 46. NSN. Bbl. 43.5" oct. to rnd. smoothbore & forged lock w/ chiseled mainspring & bridled frizzen. All brass mounted including inlays, engraved bras...mores floorplate runs from ramrod thimbles to the trigger guard, 3.25" engraved thumbplate. This exact gun is pictured in plate 69 & 111 in Dillin’s 1924 text & in the 1941 Harry Davis “A. Forgotten Heritage”. The gun at the time of both publications was part of pioneer Kentucky rifle collection of Captain John G. W. Dillon. At the time the German script signature was thought to read “M. Roesser 1746”. The signature is light & quite difficult but not Roesser. Steve Hench, well known Kentucky expert who is amazing at deciphering the old script solved the mystery. With a little scrutiny the inscription is “M. Aldenderfer 1811” the last digit in the date may not be correct but first three are clear. Joe Kindig in his text shows 2 examples of Aldenderfer, one signed & dated 1809 & the other 1810, since his guns are very rare, maybe only made one gun a year. Kindig states that this maker “is somewhat of a mystery because his guns display characteristics of different sections in various techniques. Practically all gunsmiths who moved at all moved west following their market. Contrarily, Michael Aldenderfer seems to have moved east…. I believe M. Aldenderfer learned his trade in Lancaster County. In fact some details lead me to believe that he might have had some association w/ Haga or the man he learned his trade from [note engraving on patchbox lids, especially the engraved arc]…. The placing of a date w/ the name is characteristic of the section east of Reading.” This rifle also lacks the Daisy finial on patchbox that the 2 earlier dated guns possess, though still employing daisies in the engraved lid. This gun has less carving than the 2 examples in Kindig but does have very similar carving behind bbl. tang, lockplate & sideplate. The sideplate on this example is much more elaborate, pierced scrolls w/ 2 bird heads on either side of rear lock screw terminating out into feathered wings, quite unique design. Another Reading characteristic is the unique brass Indianhead inset on top of comb at buttplate w/ engraved heart on his chest, another unique feature, “suggestive of target” Dillin. Kindig also points out that the trigger bows on this maker are suggestive of Reading guns which are wide, w/ only 2 facets w/ central ridge, unlike most Golden age guns that had 3 facets on bow. “I believe M. Aldenderfer was one of the earliest gunsmiths to use the 2 faceted trigger guard & his are much broader than most. These rifles are very beautiful in line, proportion, detail & quality of wood”. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: 1962 dated letter concerning purchase of gun. CONDITION: very good overall, appears in the same configuration when photographed in 1924, the only notable repairs: slender piece of wood glued & pinned around the entire perimeter of lock, 2 lg. crack repairs on right side of forestock about 10" from muzzle & a 4" x .25" sliver inset just forward of forearm crack repair, none of this work tried to hide or blend anything. Lock & hammer have dark mostly smooth iron patina. Mechanically fine w/ clean smoothbore. PROVENANCE: Capt. John Dillin collection 1920s: Herman Dean collection: William Crews: Dr. Howard Engle collection 1962. (01-19969/JS). ANTIQUE. $6,000-8,000.

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RARE JOE LONG KENTUCKY RIFLE REFERRED TO BY

Lot # 3417 (Sale Order: 419 of 634)      

THE COOPERS' AS “THE GRANDPOP GUN”. FEATURED IN "THE KENTUCKY RIFLE & ME" BY EDITH COOPER. Cal. 40 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 36" full octagonal signed “J. LONG”. Overall length 51". Joe Long rifles are some of the most sought after by upper Susquehanna collectors. Joe Long was born in 1799 in what is now Snyder County, PA. About 1820 his family moved to White Deer township, Union County, PA. He is listed as a gunsmith in the 1826 tax list in Snyder County, approx. 1832 he relocated to Beaver Springs, where he worked until at least the 1840’s. Joe Long died in 1872. This very rifle is pictured in “The Kentucky Rifle & Me” by Edith G. Cooper, T.J. Cooper’s wife, as plate #14 on page 24. TJ Cooper's wife refers to this rifle in the text as "The Grandpop Gun", she notes in her book that T.J. had owned in his lifetime over 235 Joe Long long rifles. T. J. Cooper bought his first gun in 1911 when he was 10 years old. Through the years he became one of the most well known gun collectors in the upper Susquehanna areas. This gun was one of T.J.’s favorites. 4 Piece brass patchbox which is not engraved, but has 7 piercings w/ a finial in the shape of an eagle like bird. Very lg. eagle w/ shield inlay on the cheekpiece, 6 silver fish inlays on the forend of the stock & 9 additional silver inlays. The book notes that Joe Long did not engrave many of his inlays, but 2 of his rifles had fish inlays on one of which the fish had engraved eyebrows. This gun, which she refers to, was purchased in 1932 for $5.00. Has a 5 1/2" brass saddle plate & a 5" long toeplate. The beautifully striped curly maple stock is nicely incised carved to rear of the cheekpiece. In original percussion condition w/ set triggers. CONDITION: fine, original condition, except the rear rifle sight is missing. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19552/RG). ANTIQUE. $6,000-8,000.
THE COOPERS' AS “THE GRANDPOP GUN”. FEATURED IN "THE KENTUCKY RIFLE & ME" BY EDITH COOPER. Cal. 40 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 36" full octagonal signed “J. LONG”. Overall le...morength 51". Joe Long rifles are some of the most sought after by upper Susquehanna collectors. Joe Long was born in 1799 in what is now Snyder County, PA. About 1820 his family moved to White Deer township, Union County, PA. He is listed as a gunsmith in the 1826 tax list in Snyder County, approx. 1832 he relocated to Beaver Springs, where he worked until at least the 1840’s. Joe Long died in 1872. This very rifle is pictured in “The Kentucky Rifle & Me” by Edith G. Cooper, T.J. Cooper’s wife, as plate #14 on page 24. TJ Cooper's wife refers to this rifle in the text as "The Grandpop Gun", she notes in her book that T.J. had owned in his lifetime over 235 Joe Long long rifles. T. J. Cooper bought his first gun in 1911 when he was 10 years old. Through the years he became one of the most well known gun collectors in the upper Susquehanna areas. This gun was one of T.J.’s favorites. 4 Piece brass patchbox which is not engraved, but has 7 piercings w/ a finial in the shape of an eagle like bird. Very lg. eagle w/ shield inlay on the cheekpiece, 6 silver fish inlays on the forend of the stock & 9 additional silver inlays. The book notes that Joe Long did not engrave many of his inlays, but 2 of his rifles had fish inlays on one of which the fish had engraved eyebrows. This gun, which she refers to, was purchased in 1932 for $5.00. Has a 5 1/2" brass saddle plate & a 5" long toeplate. The beautifully striped curly maple stock is nicely incised carved to rear of the cheekpiece. In original percussion condition w/ set triggers. CONDITION: fine, original condition, except the rear rifle sight is missing. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19552/RG). ANTIQUE. $6,000-8,000.

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ATTRACTIVE FLINTLOCK RIFLE BY WILLIAM FILMAN

Lot # 3418 (Sale Order: 420 of 634)      

(1820-1861). Cal. 45 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 43" full oct. Overall length 58 1/2". Bbl. signed in script “W*F”, front & rear sights both have about 5” engraved weave design. Very nice brass patchbox w/ 6 piercings, 17 silver inlays, 6 1/2" brass comb inlay has 2 piercings, 5 1/4" brass saddle plate & 5" brass toeplate w/ 3 piercings. Incised carved to rear & forward of the cheekpiece. Dark finished stock is curly maple & the gun has a Philadelphia flintlock, which appears to be original, dbl. set triggers. The cheekpiece pick holder has one piercing. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, dark iron patina w/ pitting at breech & lock. Stock is sound, well fit, hand worn patina, scattered minor cosmetic blemishes, a few sm. hairline cracks. Appears to be clean & original throughout. Mechanically fine, well discerned rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19578/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.
(1820-1861). Cal. 45 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 43" full oct. Overall length 58 1/2". Bbl. signed in script “W*F”, front & rear sights both have about 5” engraved weave desig...moren. Very nice brass patchbox w/ 6 piercings, 17 silver inlays, 6 1/2" brass comb inlay has 2 piercings, 5 1/4" brass saddle plate & 5" brass toeplate w/ 3 piercings. Incised carved to rear & forward of the cheekpiece. Dark finished stock is curly maple & the gun has a Philadelphia flintlock, which appears to be original, dbl. set triggers. The cheekpiece pick holder has one piercing. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, dark iron patina w/ pitting at breech & lock. Stock is sound, well fit, hand worn patina, scattered minor cosmetic blemishes, a few sm. hairline cracks. Appears to be clean & original throughout. Mechanically fine, well discerned rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19578/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.

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VERY NICE FLINTLOCK RIFLE BY GEORGE SMITH FROM NEW

Lot # 3419 (Sale Order: 421 of 634)      

BERLIN. Cal. 45 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 42" full oct. signed "G.S.". Overall length 58". 4 Piece brass engraved patchbox w/ 4 piercings. Incise carving forward & behind the cheekpiece, as well as around the bbl. tang. Flintlock appears to be early & original flint. George Smith (1795-1826) worked in New Berlin, PA. Researcher Dalas Ewing states George Smith was the “finest gunsmith who worked in the area”. Stock made of dark stained, curly maple. The incise carving behind the tang & cheekpiece appears to actually be in low relief. A fine early rifle from the upper Susquehanna area. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, lock & bbl. have smooth mottled brown/plum patina w/ light pitting at breech. Hammer is frozen & will not cock. Frizzen & frizzen spring screws appear replaced, possible reconversion. Lock is not removed. Lock needs internal adj., but seems to be all original. Bbl. is nicely initialed & stock shows no signs of alteration or repair. Crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19557/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.
BERLIN. Cal. 45 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 42" full oct. signed "G.S.". Overall length 58". 4 Piece brass engraved patchbox w/ 4 piercings. Incise carving forward & behind th...moree cheekpiece, as well as around the bbl. tang. Flintlock appears to be early & original flint. George Smith (1795-1826) worked in New Berlin, PA. Researcher Dalas Ewing states George Smith was the “finest gunsmith who worked in the area”. Stock made of dark stained, curly maple. The incise carving behind the tang & cheekpiece appears to actually be in low relief. A fine early rifle from the upper Susquehanna area. CONDITION: very good to fine overall, lock & bbl. have smooth mottled brown/plum patina w/ light pitting at breech. Hammer is frozen & will not cock. Frizzen & frizzen spring screws appear replaced, possible reconversion. Lock is not removed. Lock needs internal adj., but seems to be all original. Bbl. is nicely initialed & stock shows no signs of alteration or repair. Crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19557/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.

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VERY NICE INCISED CARVED FLINTLOCK JOHN PARKS

Lot # 3420 (Sale Order: 422 of 634)      

UNION COUNTY RIFLE. Cal. 50. NSN. Bbl. 43 1/4" signed “J * P”. Overall length 59". Has a 4 piece brass engraved patchbox w/ the characteristic upper Susquehanna “Q” finial & 9 piercings. The butt is profusely incised carved forward & rear of the cheekpiece which features a silver eagle inlay. There is a brass comb inlay & a brass saddle plate. The flintlock is signed Joseph Golcher & has dbl. set triggers. In 1833, Parks was living in center township, having lived previously Huntingdon & Clearfield Counties. CONDITION: very good overall, lock & bbl. have added brown color, probable reconversion. Bbl. initials, as well as the carving are sharp & clear. Stock is sound w/ noticeable insets just forward of lock, approx. 6x1/4" of wood has been professionally replaced on the right-hand side along the bbl. rear of the nose cap. Small inset on left side at nosecap & forward half moon silver escutcheon on left side replaced. Mechanics functional, discernible pitted rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19616/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.
UNION COUNTY RIFLE. Cal. 50. NSN. Bbl. 43 1/4" signed “J * P”. Overall length 59". Has a 4 piece brass engraved patchbox w/ the characteristic upper Susquehanna “Q” finia...morel & 9 piercings. The butt is profusely incised carved forward & rear of the cheekpiece which features a silver eagle inlay. There is a brass comb inlay & a brass saddle plate. The flintlock is signed Joseph Golcher & has dbl. set triggers. In 1833, Parks was living in center township, having lived previously Huntingdon & Clearfield Counties. CONDITION: very good overall, lock & bbl. have added brown color, probable reconversion. Bbl. initials, as well as the carving are sharp & clear. Stock is sound w/ noticeable insets just forward of lock, approx. 6x1/4" of wood has been professionally replaced on the right-hand side along the bbl. rear of the nose cap. Small inset on left side at nosecap & forward half moon silver escutcheon on left side replaced. Mechanics functional, discernible pitted rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19616/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.

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VERY NICE SAMUEL BAUM NEW BERLIN FLINTLOCK RIFLE.

Lot # 3421 (Sale Order: 423 of 634)      

Cal. 52 rifled. NSN. Bbl. 42 3/4" full oct. Signed in script “S + B”, w/ 5.5" weave pattern engraving around rear sight. Overall length 58 3/4". Samuel Baum is one of the 3 or 4 earliest gunsmiths reported to have worked in the upper Susquehanna school. 4 Piece brass engraved patchbox w/ 11 piercings, brass comb inlay, brass saddle plate, 5" brass toeplate w/ one piercing & 28 silver inlays. The English T. Ketland & Co. flintlock appears to be original flint w/ a single trigger. Stock is curly maple. CONDITION: very good overall, stock is sound w/ hand worn patina, no inset wood apparent, just a few minor crack repairs under lock, sideplate & forestock. Appears to be clean, solid & original throughout. Mechanically fine w/ crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19590/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-8,000.
Cal. 52 rifled. NSN. Bbl. 42 3/4" full oct. Signed in script “S + B”, w/ 5.5" weave pattern engraving around rear sight. Overall length 58 3/4". Samuel Baum is one of th...moree 3 or 4 earliest gunsmiths reported to have worked in the upper Susquehanna school. 4 Piece brass engraved patchbox w/ 11 piercings, brass comb inlay, brass saddle plate, 5" brass toeplate w/ one piercing & 28 silver inlays. The English T. Ketland & Co. flintlock appears to be original flint w/ a single trigger. Stock is curly maple. CONDITION: very good overall, stock is sound w/ hand worn patina, no inset wood apparent, just a few minor crack repairs under lock, sideplate & forestock. Appears to be clean, solid & original throughout. Mechanically fine w/ crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19590/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-8,000.

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VERY NICE SIGNED GEORGE KEEN PENN TOWNSHIP

Lot # 3422 (Sale Order: 424 of 634)      

(SHAMOKIN DAM) RIFLE. Cal. 50 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 41 1/2" full oct. Overall length 57". Very nice 4 piece engraved brass patchbox w/ 9 piercings. The flintlock is engraved “MOORE” vertically above rebated tail. Rifle has dbl. set triggers & is incised carved to rear of the cheekpiece. It features a brass saddle plate, 5 1/4" long fancy brass comb inlaid w/ 5 piercings & an early heavy brass sideplate. Bbl. signed w/ the initials “GK” in script & is wedge fastened to the stock. Keen (1820-1833) was the son-in-law of George Gaugler from whom he learned the trade. In 1833, he was assessed as a gunsmith in Penn Township. Dallas Ewing contends Keen was one of the best gunsmiths in the area during the time period in which he worked. CONDITION: very good overall, probably reconversion, smooth dark iron patina lighter at breech; stock is sound & well fit w/ only noted repair of sm. inset, nicely blended forward of frizzen. The typical triangle of wood broken out at the toe from wood shrinkage has resulted in the bottom side panel of the patchbox being somewhat distorted & pinned, otherwise the entire rifle seems to be in very nice, original condition. Mechanically functional, dark rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19565/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-8,000.
(SHAMOKIN DAM) RIFLE. Cal. 50 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 41 1/2" full oct. Overall length 57". Very nice 4 piece engraved brass patchbox w/ 9 piercings. The flintlock is engr...moreaved “MOORE” vertically above rebated tail. Rifle has dbl. set triggers & is incised carved to rear of the cheekpiece. It features a brass saddle plate, 5 1/4" long fancy brass comb inlaid w/ 5 piercings & an early heavy brass sideplate. Bbl. signed w/ the initials “GK” in script & is wedge fastened to the stock. Keen (1820-1833) was the son-in-law of George Gaugler from whom he learned the trade. In 1833, he was assessed as a gunsmith in Penn Township. Dallas Ewing contends Keen was one of the best gunsmiths in the area during the time period in which he worked. CONDITION: very good overall, probably reconversion, smooth dark iron patina lighter at breech; stock is sound & well fit w/ only noted repair of sm. inset, nicely blended forward of frizzen. The typical triangle of wood broken out at the toe from wood shrinkage has resulted in the bottom side panel of the patchbox being somewhat distorted & pinned, otherwise the entire rifle seems to be in very nice, original condition. Mechanically functional, dark rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19565/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-8,000.

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HIGHLY DECORATED SAMUEL MORRISON, MILTON

Lot # 3423 (Sale Order: 425 of 634)      

PERCUSSION RIFLE. FEATURED IN "THE KENTUCKY RIFLE & ME" BY EDITH COOPER. Cal. 36 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 39 1/2" full oct. stamped “S. MORRISON MILTON”. Overall length 54". 4 Piece engraved brass patchbox w/ 7 piercings. Stock has 34 silver inlays & is made of curly maple. Imported percussion English lock w/ dbl. set triggers. 6 1/2" Brass saddle plate & 5" brass toeplate. Silver cheekpiece inlay is a fabulous engraved American eagle w/ shield. REFERENCE: this rifle was found in the 1930’s by T.J. Cooper & was purchased out of his collection 15 years ago. This very rifle is pictured in Edith G. Cooper’s “The Kentucky Rifle and Me,” as plate #75 on pg. 83. Saddle plate is crudely scratched: "presented to .... son John 1838 / ...to Willard his son 1900". CONDITION: very good to fine overall. The patchbox release needs adj. One silver inlay, forward of the lock is missing. Stock is sound, well fit, sm. areas of burnout around bolster, sm. crack repair on lock, hand worn patina. Otherwise, the rifle appears to be clean & solid throughout. Mechanically fine w/ crisp bright rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19564/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.
PERCUSSION RIFLE. FEATURED IN "THE KENTUCKY RIFLE & ME" BY EDITH COOPER. Cal. 36 rifled bore. NSN. Bbl. 39 1/2" full oct. stamped “S. MORRISON MILTON”. Overall length 54...more". 4 Piece engraved brass patchbox w/ 7 piercings. Stock has 34 silver inlays & is made of curly maple. Imported percussion English lock w/ dbl. set triggers. 6 1/2" Brass saddle plate & 5" brass toeplate. Silver cheekpiece inlay is a fabulous engraved American eagle w/ shield. REFERENCE: this rifle was found in the 1930’s by T.J. Cooper & was purchased out of his collection 15 years ago. This very rifle is pictured in Edith G. Cooper’s “The Kentucky Rifle and Me,” as plate #75 on pg. 83. Saddle plate is crudely scratched: "presented to .... son John 1838 / ...to Willard his son 1900". CONDITION: very good to fine overall. The patchbox release needs adj. One silver inlay, forward of the lock is missing. Stock is sound, well fit, sm. areas of burnout around bolster, sm. crack repair on lock, hand worn patina. Otherwise, the rifle appears to be clean & solid throughout. Mechanically fine w/ crisp bright rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19564/RG). ANTIQUE. $5,000-7,000.

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