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Lot 1339: Pair of Jean Herman Flintlock Jaegerstutzen Rifles

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1339: Pair of Jean Herman Flintlock Jaegerstutzen Rifles

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $10,000 - $15,000

A) Jean Herman Flintlock Carbine

Manufacturer: European
Model: Flintlock
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 Bore
Barrel: 16 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 845
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 274
Class: Antique
Description:

Dating to circa 1680-1700, this rare pair of early cavalry carbines have swamped octagon barrels with seven-groove rifling, brass blade front sights, and notch rear sights. The rounded locks have floral scroll engraving with mask elements and "IEAN*HERMAN" signatures. Jan Hermans (sometimes engraved as Jean Herman) is recorded as a Maastricht maker in the late 17th century. The carbines have adjustable double set triggers. The furniture is iron. The forend caps and lock screw washers are horn. The "paddle butt" stocks have sliding wooden patchboxes marked "130" and "131" inside, nicely shaped cheekpieces with scroll carving, shaped flats, and rounded heels and buttplates with long pointed tangs.

Rating Definition:

Fine with silver-gray patina, distinct engraving, minor pitting, and general age and storage related wear. The stock is also good and has some cracks and repairs, a few minor chips, several dings and scratches, and general moderate wear. Mechanically fine.



B) Jean Herman Flintlock Carbine

Manufacturer: European
Model: Flintlock
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 32 Bore
Barrel: 16 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 845
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 274
Class: Antique
Description:

See "A."

Rating Definition:

Fine with mostly gray patina, crisp engraving, some faint pitting, and general minor overall wear. The stock is good and has some cracks and repairs and mild scratches and dings. Mechanically fine.



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