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Contemporary Flintlock Flintlock Smooth Rifle by Ron Ehlert

.58 caliber. 46" pinned two-stage octagon to round barrel. SN: NSN. Browned finish, brass furniture, highly figured hardwood stock. Unmarked flint lock, barrel signed "Ron Ehlert". A really attractive "Buck & Ball" smoothbore gun by Duck River, TN master builder Ron Ehlert. Round German silver wrist plate engraved "WTN". Graceful stock with approximately 2" wide butt, raised cheek rest on the reverse with simple raised Rococo carving. Raised carved floral boarder around the tang with carved aprons at the tail of the lock and counterpane. Incised lines along toe line and forend. Obverse stock with sliding wood patchbox.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness

Condition:

Very fine. Retains most of the brown on the barrel, lock with some surface oxidation and light pitting. Mechanically functional, very good bore. Wood with some scattered bumps, dings and handling marks.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$5,100
06/08/2022

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