Raised Carved Kentucky Attributed To John Armstrong

.50 caliber smoothbore, 47.75" octagonal-to-round barrel.  Notched rear barrel sight, front silver blade. Engraved lockplate marked London Warrented. English-made lock with roller on frizzen spring. Barrel held in stock by four brass wedges.  Brass triggerguard, brass ferules, brass nosecap, brass buttplate, Engraved brass sideplate. Engraved toeplate, silver thumb plate.  Finely striped maple stock, with forestock molding, molding around the lock mortise, and teardrop on the rear of the lock mortise. Raised carving around the tang and around the comb.  Lower butt moulding, raised fleur de lis caving behind the rear ferule.


The barrel has natural plum brown patina. Lock with nice untouched dark brown patina.  Evidence of markings on the rear flat of the barrel. The stock has been expertly repaired in the wrist. The rest of the stock is excellent retaining a very nice untouched dark red patina. No wood added anywhere in the stock.  Brass with nice untouched patina. Lockplate fits the lock mortise very tight.  The touch hole has been rebushed.  This rifle is beyond a doubt made by John Armstrong by the characteristics of the carving and the lines of the stock.  This is a very fine rifle, and one in this condition seldom comes up for sale.

Estimate: $6,500 - $10,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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