Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 296: Early 19th Century Embellished French Flintlock Cane Rifle

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Early 19th Century Relief Chiseled French Flintlock Cane Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000

Early 19th Century Relief Chiseled French Flintlock Cane Rifle

Manufacturer: Chasteau
Model: Cane Gun
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 56
Barrel: 21 inch round
Finish: bright
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 469
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 224
Class: Antique

Beautiful silver mounted and embellished French flintlock cane rifle. Carved dog's head motif detachable cane handle relief carved buttstock, a traditional detachable buttstock, and ferrule with brass tip (cracked). Scenic deep relief chiseled breech, trigger guard, and detachable buttstocks. Gilt frizzen pan. Lock engraved "Chasteau a Paris". Fine groove rifling. Bordered checkering in the wood. Early 19th century French silver hallmarks on the buttplate. To load, first remove the ferrule by pulling it out. Then unscrew the barrel from the breech, which reveals a 3.25 inch barrel for packing in powder, patch and ball. Provenance: The Larry Mattson Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine with some light scattered light pitting on the barrel and areas of the lock, and crisp relief carving. Wood is fine overall with some dents and scratches, a few very light cracks at the wrist of the standard buttstock, and a well-defined dog's head. Mechanically fine.

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