Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3270: Wheellock Sporting Rifle with Engraved Stock Inlays

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

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

Wheellock Sporting Rifle with Engraved Stock Inlays

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Wheellock
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 69
Barrel: 30 1/4 inch octagon
Finish: bright
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 273
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 196
Class: Antique

This wheellock rifle was likely built from mixed antique components in the Victorian era and has an eight-groove rifled, swamped barrel with blade and notch sights, a long sight groove, "O" (upper left) and "H" (upper right) markings, and short tang. The lock has a fleur-de-lis style marking. It has adjustable double set triggers enclosed by an extended finger groove trigger guard. The stock has some inlaid borders and floral, scroll, and martial motif engraved inlays. A wing-nut style spanner is included.

Rating Definition:

Good with gray and brown patina, mild oxidation and pitting, and general mild overall wear. The stock is also good and has some insect holes, a splice at the heel on the left, some small cracks and repairs, and general age and storage related wear. Mechanically untested.

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