Lot #3256
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Lot 3257: Gold Damascened and Silver Inlaid Flintlock Rifle

Elaborate Gold Damascened and Silver Inlaid Flintlock Rifle

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Lot 3257: Gold Damascened and Silver Inlaid Flintlock Rifle

Elaborate Gold Damascened and Silver Inlaid Flintlock Rifle

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

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

Elaborate Gold Damascened and Silver Inlaid Flintlock Rifle

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Flintlock Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 50
Barrel: 36 3/4 inch octagon
Finish: bright/gold/silver
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 349
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 189
Class: Antique
Description:

This 19th century rifle is very European in design but very Ottoman in decoration and has no visible markings. The rifled barrel has a blade front sight, a notch and folding ladder rear sight with gold scroll patterns and pierced decorative finial, and additional gold Damascened scrollwork at the muzzle, midsection, breech, and tang. The lock also has some gold scroll patterns. The furniture is mainly silver, and the stock has numerous silver/silver alloy inlays in pierced scroll patterns. Provenance: The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

Rating Definition:

Very good with gray and brown patina on the iron, 75% plus of the original gold remaining, some patches of mild pitting, aged patina on the silver, aged patina and verdigris on the accents, and general mild overall wear. The period refinished stock is good and has some small chips and cracks concentrated in the forend, some loss at the breech, and mild scratches and dings. Mechanically fine.



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