October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
Full length, unsigned rifled octagonal barrel with dovetailed and decorated silver front blade sight and iron rear sight centered on the block and engraved with decoration. The muzzle is also decorated with concentric circles. The flat lockplate is stamped "J.J. HENRY / BOULTON" in the center. The ornate brass furniture includes a large and elaborate two piece patchbox with a pierced finial and profusely engraved with scroll and floral decoration. The patchbox lid opens horizontally and is completely enclosed by the patchbox surround. An original iron worm is in the patchbox. A note in the patchbox from High Point, North Carolina, states that this rifle was from the Metcay Museum at Tink Hammok, Pennsylvania, when it was purchased in 1954. There is also a brass inlay which runs along the buttplate on the left side and is engraved en suite. The full sideplate is inlaid into the stock and is flat. It is decorated with a detailed border and a floral motif at the rear. The screw heads have a brass coating. The long shaped brass wearplate is integral with the ramrod entry ferrule and runs the entirety of the forestock to the trigger guard bow. The brass nosecap is multi-faceted. There are silver escutcheons surrounding each of the brass barrel keys. There is an unengraved silver oval shaped wrist escutcheon and a pierced silver inlay above the cheekpiece decorated with floral motifs. The full length figured maple stock is of classic Lehigh County form and features panels along both sides of the forend between the barrel keys. CONDITION: Barrel retains a light brown patina with sharp edges and some scattered darker spotting. The lock is replaced but is in its original flintlock configuration. A bolster has been removed from the breech. The touch hole has been rebushed. Brass is polished and shows some wear, especially on wearplate. Stock retains much of old, dark finish beneath a later coat of finish, with some pieces replaced around the lockplate. A very attractive and decorative Pennsylvania rifle. DMG
Barrel Length
42 - 5/8"
.44 Rifled
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Length of Pull
Henry Young, Attributed
Kentucky Longrifle
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $7,200.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000
Number Bids: 16
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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