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Lot 289: Two Flintlock Firearms

Auction Date: February 16, 2022

Two Flintlock Firearms

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,250

A) Early 19th Century John Shell Signed Dauphin County Flintlock Smoothbore Long Gun

Manufacturer: American
Model: Flintlock
Type: Musket
Gauge: 54
Barrel: 42 3/4 inch part octagon
Finish: brown
Grip:
Stock: maple
Item Views: 1018
Item Interest: Active
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.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Signed "John Shell" on top of the barrel. Unmarked lock with roller frizzen. "No 102" inscribed on the border engraved left side plate. War of 1812 veteran John Shell (1790-1875) of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, was one of the few early American gunmakers who numbered his work.

B) Flintlock Pocket Pistol

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Flintlock Pistol
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 40
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1018
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.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Likely late 18th or early 19th century French. Features some floral carving and engraving.

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