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Lot 288: 1678 Dated Baltic Snap Lock Sporting Rifle

1678 Dated Baltic Snap Lock Sporting Rifle Formerly in the Henk L. Visser Collection

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 288: 1678 Dated Baltic Snap Lock Sporting Rifle

1678 Dated Baltic Snap Lock Sporting Rifle Formerly in the Henk L. Visser Collection

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500
Price Realized:

1678 Dated Baltic Snap Lock Sporting Rifle Formerly in the Henk L. Visser Collection

Manufacturer: Unknown
Model: Flintlock Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 42
Barrel: 38 3/8 inch octagon
Finish: bright
Grip:
Stock: hardwood
Item Views: 389
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 216
Class: Antique
Description:

The swamped octagon barrel has eight-groove rifling, blade and notch sights, and a short bent tang. The distinctive lock has a pivoting pan cover, "M-R-K-" signed at the center, floral engraving, external full-cock sear, and "1678" ahead of a lion mask at the tail. The furniture is mainly sheet iron aside from the heavier sweeping trigger guard. The side plate is in the shape of a lion. The cheek has "MRK" in raised relief carving, and an "TN/254" inventory marking is on the left side of the butt. Provenance: The Henk L. Visser Collection; The Collection of Joe M. Wanenmacher Jr

Rating Definition:

Very good with mottled gray patina and mild pitting, distinct markings and engraving, and mild overall wear. The stock is also very good and has some cracks and repairs mainly in the right side of the butt and general minor scratches and dings. Mechanically fine.



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