Contemporary Fullstock Flintlock Rifle by John Bivens

.40 caliber. 44" pinned octagonal barrel. SN: 1. Browned finish, brass furniture, figured hardwood stock. Unmarked lock, left angled breech flat with "I-B" maker's mark. German silver acorn wrist plate engraved "SD". A truly stunning example of a modern recreated raised carved Golden Age Kentucky Rifle by one of the masters of the art, who studied under Walace Gussler. This gorgeous gun features a slightly more than 2" thick butt with engraved two-piece brass patch box with the release in the top of the buttplate. Raised cheek rest on reverse with Rococo carving and silver wire inlays, raised carve leaf motif apron around the tang, incised lines along toe line of stock and forend. A really lovely early rifle recreation.

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness


Very fine. Retains nearly all of the brown on the barrel and lock, showing little use. Crisp throughout, with some minor wear from handling. Mechanically functional, fine bore, crisp wood with some light handling marks and minor surface scuffs and mars from handling.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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