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Durs Egg Flintlock Rifle

.70 caliber, 39" barrel, no S/N. A very rare British flintlock military rifle of "Brown Bess" type by Durs-Egg. The predecessor to the famous Baker rifle, this rare .70 caliber rifle has a lock of "Brown Bess" type, marked {crown} / GR and D-Egg. Swan-neck cock, the 39" barrel with British proofs marked D-Egg, London. Rudimentary rear-site and front-site. Brass furniture of military type. Rifle is particularly unusual as trigger-guard itself forms rear ramrod pipe, has swing swivels, and deeply grooved 8-groove rifling. Figured walnut full stock with pronounced grain at butt.

Condition:

Lock very crisp with staining and no real pitting. Barrel in similar condition with considerable traces of original lacquer Damascus brown. Stock generally crisp with one tight age crack extending from rear of lock. Tulip ramrod, possibly the original. A very rare British military rifle for the advanced collector of British military flintlock arms. From the collection of Jac Weller, Butterfield and Butterfield.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,819
09/12/2018

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