Contemporary Flintlock Longrifle by Jack Brooks

.50 caliber. 42" pinned, swamped octagonal barrel. SN: NSN. Browned finish, brass furniture, curly maple stock. Unmarked flint lock, barrel signed "J B Brooks" in script. A beautifully executed copy of a circa 1790s Lancaster Rifle by John Graeff. Rifle is mounted with a lovely engraved four-piece Daisy head patchbox, brass side plate, triggergurad, buttplate, nose cap and faceted ramrod thimbles and entry pipe. Stock with 2" wide butt, raised cheek rest and relief carved decorations at the front and rear, with raised carved aprons with finials at the tail of the counterpane and lock. Tang surrounded by a raised carved shell motif and dual incised lines are carved along the toe line and along the forend. A beautiful and well executed contemporary longrifle.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness


Fine. Retains much of the finish with some thinning, loss and scattered light surface freckling. Lock a dull gray color with some mottling. Mechanically functional, fine 8-groove bore. Brass with a lovely golden color. Wood fine with some light handling marks. A really lovely rifle.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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