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Lot 3325: Thomas Medbury Signed Flintlock American Long Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Relief Carved and Silver Accented Thomas Medbury Signed Flintlock American Long Rifle

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Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Relief Carved and Silver Accented Thomas Medbury Signed Flintlock American Long Rifle

Manufacturer: American
Model: Flintlock
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 40
Barrel: 48 1/8 inch octagon
Finish: blue/brown
Grip:
Stock: maple
Item Views: 483
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 175
Class: Antique
Description:

Thomas Medbury of New Berlin and Erieville in New York in the early 19th century. This rifle has blade and notch sights, "T Medbury" signed on top of the breech section, single trigger, brass barrel keys and furniture, engraved patch box with pieced side plates, long decorative toe plate, silver wrist escutcheon, silver eagle on the cheek piece, relief carving on the maple stock at the ramrod entry pipe, top of the wrist, along the bottom of the buttstock, and left side of the butt. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Good as reconverted to flintlock configuration with restored dark brown patina and applied finish on the barrel and the reworked replacement lock, dark aged patina on the silver, mix of bright and aged brass furniture, refinished and repaired stock with repairs mainly above the nose of the lock and top of the wrist, chips around the lock, and general moderate overall wear. Mechanically fine.



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