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Trulock of Dublin Percussion Altered Trade Rifle

.62 caliber. 24.75" pinned octagonal swamped barrel. SN: NSN. Browned finish, brass furniture, hardwood stock. Percussion altered flint lock marked "TRULOCK". Forend shortened to half-stock configuration, butt shortened roughly 1" and thinned down. Obverse butt branded "N W" in brackets. Serpent side plate. The Trulock family of gunmakers worked for several generations in Dublin from approximately 1685 through the late 19th century. This gun's styling is that of an Anglicized version of the German Jaeger rifle with a short rifled, large bore barrel, similar to the guns adopted by the British military as the Pattern 1776. The lock plate styling and construction suggest mid-18th century manufacture probably by Thomas Trulock, either senior or junior, both of whom worked during this period. 

Provenance:The Collection of Larry Ness

Condition:

Good. Metal moderately oxidized with some scattered surface roughness and pitting with an untouched attic patina. Lock needs mechanical attention to function correctly, bore good with moderate pitting and strong rifling. Stock with moderate wear, chipped loss and a crude nail replacing the barrel pin. Wood scattered bumps, dings and mars.

Starting Price: $1,500
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
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