Beautifully Carved Contemporary Flintlock Long Rifle by Jerry Kirklin

.50 caliber. 47.5" pinned octagonal barrel. No S/N. Browned finish, brass furniture, German silver decorations, full-length striped maple stock. A wonderful recreation of an 18th century raised carved and highly embellished Pennsylvania rifle with a 1.75" wide butt. Unmarked stepped, pointed tail flat flint lock with fenced and bridled faceted pan and flat faceted swan neck cock. Barrel signed J Kirklin in script. Rifle mounted with two-piece engraved brass leaf finial patchbox with release in butt, engraved rudimentary foliate urn finial toe plate, lightly decorated flat, geometric arrow two-screw side plate, engraved brass nose cap and faceted ramrod pipes with baluster turned rings. Rifle is decorated with three engraved German silver inlays, including an 8-pointed elongated flower on the raised cheek rest, an "Indian Head" or "Liberty Cap" forward of the triggerguard and a boarder engraved oval thumb plate that has not been engraved with the owner's initials. Stock carved in the best "Golden Age" style with rich flowing Rococo raised foliate scrolls on the reverse butt, flowing incised foliate scrolls round the tang, wrist, lock, counterpane and entry pipe and incised lines running the length of the forend. Stock also inlaid with flowing brass wire decorations around the patchbox and along the belly of the stock, forward of the triggerguard. A truly masterful and stunning recreation of the classic Pennsylvania long rifle by master craftsman Jerry Kirklin of Birmingham, MI


Very fine to excellent, showing little if any use. Barrel with nearly all of the original plum brown finish with some minute thinning. Mechanically functional, fine bore, stock with the most minimal minute handling marks. A truly gorgeous rifle.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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