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Flintlock Kentucky Rifle by LWP with Two Patchboxes

.40 caliber, 38.25" wedge retained octagonal barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, brass furniture, full-length hardwood stock. Barrel signed LWP in script, otherwise unmarked. Reconverted flint lock with fenced water proof pan, roller frizzen and added flat, beveled swan neck cock. Roman-nosed stock with awkward, paddle-like profile set with four-piece acorn finial patchbox in obverse and smaller oval patchbox in reverse, under cheek rest. Buttplate with separate toe plate, triggerguard with extended finger rest, double set-triggers, thick two-screw side plate. Decorated with a German silver six-pointed star on the cheek rest and a pair of brass fish on either side of the forend between the lock and rear sight. Forend spliced at entry pipe and replaced to muzzle. includes a wooden ramrod.

Condition:

Good as restored. Metal with plum brown appearance that appears to be a combination of age and chemical patination. Tang repaired, lock reconverted, toe plate damaged. Lock mechanically functional, good bore with even oxidation and scattered pitting.  Forend replaced, stock sanded and refinished with repaired cracks forward and to the rear of the lock.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$881
05/01/2019

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