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European Inlaid Sporting Rifle

.55 caliber approximately. 31" barrel length. SN: NSN. Late 18th or early 19th century flintlock rifle with intricate bone, ebony, and brass inlays to wood stock overall. Features an octagon barrel with a blade front sight and inserted rear peep sight. Barrel has several illegible markings preceding "Steir" marked to top side, most likely being of German or Austrian origin. Item also has a brass serpentine European-style trigger guard, and thumb rest to right side of stock comb. Stock features an inlaid patchbox cover to buttstock, and there is a fine hunting scene engraved to sideplate. 

Provenance:Property from the Estate of Mr. Paul Thomas Griffith, Dayton, Ohio

Condition:

Poor to fair. Bore is dark. Browned finish has heavy pitting and has turned to a deep red-brown patina overall. Stock is in decent condition considering age of rifle and the amount of inlays present. Some appear to have glue residue and there are losses to wood fittings. Action is non-functioning. Ramrod appears to be stuck in stock. 

Estimate: $500 - $800
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$3,125
07/15/2021

 

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