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Lot 3326: Engraved H. Lechler Signed Percussion American Long Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Engraved H. Lechler Signed Percussion American Long Rifle with German Silver Accents

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Engraved H. Lechler Signed Percussion American Long Rifle with German Silver Accents

Manufacturer: American
Model: Percussion
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 38 3/4 inch octagon
Finish: brown
Grip:
Stock: maple
Item Views: 392
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 175
Class: Antique
Description:

Henry Lechler Sr. of Lancaster and Carlisle, Pennsylvania, was active from the late 18th century to the mid 19th century. This rifle has circle designs around the muzzle, blade and notch sights, "H. LECHLER" marked on the top of the barrel and face of the lock, light scroll engraving on the lock, scroll engraved brass patch box, brass trigger guard and buttplate, German silver remaining furniture, a series of German silver accents along the forend in double heart and fish designs, a large heart shaped wrist escutcheon, checkered wrist, patriotic eagle and flag cheek rest inlay, and double set triggers. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good with dark brown patina on the lock and barrel along with mild oxidation and pitting, dark aged patina on the brass furniture, mostly bright nickel-silver, and general mild overall wear. Aside from the repaired break in the wrist, the refinished stock is also very good and has mostly crisp checkering, general mild scratches and dings, strong artificial striped "figure," and attractive reddish tones. Mechanically fine.



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