May 06, 2020 10:00 AM EDT Cincinnati


Raised Carved Kentucky Rifle

.46 caliber, 41.75" pinned octagonal barrel, no S/N. Browned finish, brass furniture, hardwood stock. Unmarked lock and barrel. Stepped flint lock with faceted, bridled pan and flat beveled swan neck cock. Reconverted to flint with moderate pitting at breech and the shadow of the percussion drum on the barrel flat at the touchhole. Lightly carved four-piece brass patchbox. Additional brass mountings include a two-piece buttplate, semi-pistol gripped triggerguard, flat two-screw side plate, a 1.875" nose cap, two ramrod faceted thimbles and an entry pipe. Stock with 1.6" wide butt, raised cheek rest, raised carved foliate patterns behind the cheek rest and around the breech plug tang, with simple raised aprons to the rear of the lock and the counterpane. 


Good. Barrel with an evenly oxidized brown color, showing light to moderate pitting. Brass with a medium golden patina. Lock functional, bore smooth, heavily oxidized and pitted. Stock with wear, a repaired break at the wrist with added finish, forend with wood loss, splintering, numerous cracks and some repairs. Wood with added finish and concealing stain at some repairs, particularly at the wrist.

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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