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Lot 3324: Engraved, Silver Inlaid and Signed Flintlock American Long Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Engraved, Silver Inlaid, and Signed Flintlock American Long Rifle

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Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Engraved, Silver Inlaid, and Signed Flintlock American Long Rifle

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Flintlock Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 41 3/4 inch octagon
Finish: unknown
Grip:
Stock: maple
Item Views: 486
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 174
Class: Antique
Description:

The barrel has blade and notch sights and a difficult to read signature with well-scripted "A" first initial. The lock is signed "W. JACOT/WARRANTED" and is tripped by adjustable double set triggers. The furniture is brass and has mainly scroll engraving. There are also nickel-silver pin escutcheons for the rear barrel pin, silver hearts at the rear of the flats, oval wrist escutcheon, patriotic bald eagle motif engraved on the silver on the cheek rest, and incised molding. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Good with mottled gray and brown patina on the barrel and lock, moderate pitting mainly on the lock, aged patina on the silver and brass, generally distinct engraving, and some smoothed areas. The refinished and partially restored stock is good with several repairs including a spliced section at the heel, attractive flame figure, and smooth finish. Mechanically needs work.



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