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Lot 247: Jacob Albright Silver Accented Flintlock American Long Rifle

Jacob Albright Silver Accented Flintlock American Long Rifle with Incised "JA" Carving and Ball Mold

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 247: Jacob Albright Silver Accented Flintlock American Long Rifle

Jacob Albright Silver Accented Flintlock American Long Rifle with Incised "JA" Carving and Ball Mold

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

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

Jacob Albright Silver Accented Flintlock American Long Rifle with Incised "JA" Carving and Ball Mold

Manufacturer: American
Model: Flintlock
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45
Barrel: 41 3/4 inch octagon
Finish: brown
Grip:
Stock: maple
Item Views: 583
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 203
Class: Antique
Description:

This rifle has blade and notch sights, no visible markings on the barrel or lock, some light engraving on the latter, a rare adjustable single set trigger, light engraving on the patchbox, incised lines terminating in light scroll carving on the forend, nineteen silver accents (including crescent moons and a head in front of the lock and two crescent moons flaking a hunter's star on the cheekpiece), incised molding along the bottom of the butt, and a very ornate panel of carving primarily consisting of the letters "JA" behind the cheekpiece. The side plate has a crudely scratched "RE" marking. A roughly .36 caliber ball mold is included. It is inscribed neatly with "JA." These markings are attributed to Jacob Albright of what is now Center County, Pennsylvania. Rifle No. 71 in Kindig's "Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in Its Golden Age" has similar carving and is noted as "Signed 'J. Alb.' (probably J. Albright)." There are other examples with the same carving known today.

Rating Definition:

Very good with dark brown patina, mild oxidation, and mild pitting on the lock and barrel, broken frizzen spring, aged patina on the silver and brass furniture, and mild overall wear. The stock is also very good and has crisp carving, repairs by the lock, crack along the left side of the butt, crack on the left flat, and mild scratches and dings. Lock needs work. The mold is very good and has a crisp inscription and dark patina.



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