May 06, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Early Raised Carved Kentucky Rifle

.50 caliber, 43.75" wedge retained octagonal barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, brass furniture, full-length hardwood stock with faux tiger striping. Unmarked barrel and lock. Flint lock a likely replacement appears to be in original flint with rounded, partially fenced and bridled pan, resurfaced steel (frizzen) and a flat beveled, swan neck cock. Barrel shows erosion and pitting at the breech consistent with percussion use. Four-piece sheet brass patch box, two-piece buttplate and flat, two-screw side plate, 1.875" sheet brass nose cap. Butt 1.875" wide, with a 4" drop at the heel, giving the stock a graceful Roman nosed appearance. Stock with raised carved floral decorations behind the raised cheek rest and around the entry pipe, with incised lines along the forend. Includes a brass tipped wooden ramrod. 


Good. Metal moderately oxidized with even light pitting, more severe at breech and around touchhole area. Mechanically function, fair bore is smooth, moderately oxidized and pitted with some rust. Stock with substantial repairs at the wrist, with added wood and visible repaired cracks, forend with some wood repair as well, the balance of the stock with moderate bumps, dings and mars. Raised carving is weak and soft. Still an attractive and seemingly early production "Kentucky."

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,500
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