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Lot 3123: Simeon North U.S. Model 1817 Flintlock "Common Rifle"

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Documented Simeon North U.S. Model 1817 Flintlock "Common Rifle"

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Documented Simeon North U.S. Model 1817 Flintlock "Common Rifle"

Manufacturer: Simeon North
Model: Flintlock
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 54
Barrel: 36 inch round
Finish: brown/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1281
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 76
Class: Antique

This rifle is pictured on page 448 of "American Military Shoulder Arms, Volume II: From the 1790s to the End of the Flintlock Period" by George Moller and has his small "GDM" collection mark by the toe. Moller notes that this rifle is from the first year that North began delivering rifles with the brown finish. It is dated "1826" on the lock and "1827" on the barrel tang and has the standard markings and features, a black leather sling, and a turn-screw, vent pick, worm, and ball puller in the patch box. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good with attractive blend of brown finish and brown patina (finish strongest on the patch box), vice marks at the breech, minor oxidation, and some mild pitting around the vent. The stock is fine and has mild scratches and dings and a few minor cracks and flakes. Mechanically fine.

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