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Lot 2324: Documented George Schalk Prototype Smoothbore Rifle-Musket

Auction Date: October 7, 2021

Rare Documented George Schalk Prototype Percussion Smoothbore Rifle-Musket

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Rare Documented George Schalk Prototype Percussion Smoothbore Rifle-Musket

Manufacturer: Schalk G S
Model: Percussion-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 61
Barrel: 40 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 184
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

One of only two prototypes manufactured c. 1861. Top of barrel marked "G. SHALK POTTSVILLE 1861". Very small number "2" marks visible on various parts. Schalk rifle muskets are described on pages 570-574 of George D. Moller's book "American Military Shoulder Arms Volume III" with this exact rifle photographed on pages 571 and 572. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

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