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Lot 285: Game Scene Engraved Wheellock Rifle with Scrimshaw Inlaid Stock

Game Scene Engraved Wheellock Sporting Rifle with Scrimshaw Inlaid Stock

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 285: Game Scene Engraved Wheellock Rifle with Scrimshaw Inlaid Stock

Game Scene Engraved Wheellock Sporting Rifle with Scrimshaw Inlaid Stock

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $6,500 - $9,500
Price Realized:

Game Scene Engraved Wheellock Sporting Rifle with Scrimshaw Inlaid Stock

Manufacturer: German
Model: Wheellock
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 50
Barrel: 21 5/8 inch octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 525
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 215
Class: Antique
Description:

The swamped barrel has eight-groove rifling, a brass blade front sight, notch rear sight, and some decorative engraved bands. The lock has a floral pattern pierced wheel cover, mask designs on the pan cover button and dog stirrup, and an engraved scene of a hunter and his dog pursuing a stag and hind in a wooded scene. The rifle has adjustable double set triggers. The Victorian era replacement stock has decorative bone and staghorn inlays engraved with floral patterns, a stag on the cheekpiece, a dog on the right, and a rabbit on the patchbox lid. The ramrod has a matching engraved tip. The buttplate and part of the cheekpiece trim are horn.

Rating Definition:

Very good with silver-gray patina on the barrel and trigger guard, mottled gray patina on the lock, moderate pitting, and general mild overall wear. The restored stock has several spliced repairs, mixed scrimshaw accents, some cracks, and general moderate wear. The lock has not been tested. The triggers are mechanically fine.



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