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Flintlock Kentucky Rifle by Leonard Reedy

.40 caliber, 39.75" wedge retained octagonal barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, brass furniture, full-length stock. Commercial English flintlock marked METCALFE / LONDON / WARRANTED. Otherwise unmarked. Mounted with a simply engraved, open work four-piece patch box with release in butt. Buttplate with separate toe plate and arrowhead decorative plate along the stock comb. German silver escutcheons at the wedges, German silver thumb piece at wrist. Graceful Roman nosed stock with raised cheek rest set with a German silver six-pointed star, and simple incised lines along the forend and stock toe.  Includes a lead tipped wood ramrod. Leonard Reedy worked ca 1794-1810 in Berks County, PA and ca 1825-1835 in Dauphin County, PA (Sellers).

Condition:

Good. Metal with evenly oxidized brown patina showing some moderate pitting around the breech suggesting a reconversion to flint from a percussion drum. Markings legible, lock needs adjustment to be reliable. Bore moderately pitted with strong rifling and is quite dirty. Brass mostly unclean with a nice mustard patina. Stock lightly sanded and refinished with some minor repairs to cracks minor damage in the foreign, with a more major repair around the rear of the lock mortise where added brown finish attempts to conceal the work. Otherwise with the usual scattered bumps and dings.

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$2,233
05/01/2019

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