October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
Reading school flintlock Kentucky attributed to John Bonewitz of Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania. Full unmarked octagon smoothbore swamped barrel with rifle sights. Correct Germanic flintlock with two line markings at rear of lock with styled single trigger. Brass furniture with Bonewitz style four piece patchbox and Reading style sideplate and trigger guard. Silver Hunter's star inlay on cheekpiece with silver thumbpiece wrist inlay. Full curly maple stock with raised "C" scroll carving with typical Bonewitz squiggle line carving under the cheekpiece. Floral style tang carving with "beavertails" behind lock and sideplate. CONDITION: Gun has had major restoration with entire forestock being a replacement. Barrel is period barrel probably added when forestock was replaced. Buttstock is original with some cleaning and carving retraced. Lock is correct style, but is probably a replacement. Good mechanics. Very professional restoration work. DLM
Barrel Length
42 - 1/4"
.58 Smoothbore
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Length of Pull
John Bonewitz, Attributed
Kentucky Longrifle
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,600.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 20
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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