February 17-19, 2020 Field & Range Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/17/2020
This fine Bucks County, Pennsylvania fowler has a two stage smoothbore barrel with an applied silver front sight and a notched iron rear sight. Flat lockplate with molding at tail and beveled edges. Curled Bucks County trigger. The brass furniture includes buttplate terminating in a point, trigger guard with a large acorn finial, and Bucks County sideplate with beveled edges. Open ended nose cap and faceted ramrod ferrules. Full length figured maple stock of classic Bucks County form with incised, stylized Fleur-de-Lis around ramrod entry ferrule as well as lock and sideplate cavities. There is a relief design with incised details carved around the barrel tang. This particular carving is associated with gunsmith George Weiker. CONDITION: Barrel retains a brown patina and appears to have about 15" professionally replaced. Lock is reconverted and does not function properly. Brass is unpolished and shows a dark, mustard patina. Ramrod is a replacement. Stock shows heavy wear with some scattered marks from use. Approximately 13 - 1/2" of forend professionally replaced including nosecap and one ramrod ferrule. A minor sliver below lockplate and between lockplate and barrel tang also replaced. A nice Bucks County fowler with very attractive form. DMG
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
46 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.52 Smoothbore
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Bucks County
Model
Flintlock Fowler
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
(A) CARVED FLINTLOCK KENTUCKY .52 CALIBER FOWLER ATTRIBUTED TO WEIKER.
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,280.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 19
Auction closed on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
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