August 11, 12, & 13, 2020 Field & Range Firearms
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Massive 42-1/2" barrel extensively decorated throughout with silver florals, backed with attractive niello work and brass accentuations. Heavily swamped muzzle with further florals and a small bead sight. Barrel retained to stock by three sections of tightly woven copper wire. Stock under breech is further decorated with floral scenes, brass accentuations, and traces of gold work, rear with an elaborate pierced floral. Simple notch rear sight. Stock behind breech is heavily inlaid with mother of pearl in geometric and floral designs, which is repeated along bottom of stock, in front of trigger mechanism. Trigger is decorated en suite with sidepanels. Iron ramrod, possibly the original. Sling swivel at forearm and at sidepanels. Fruitwood stock with further inlays of mother of pearl and bone. What was likely the pan cover on chain is attached on right side of sidepanels, with single broken loop of chain remaining. CONDITION: Very good. Silver is evenly tarnished throughout, iron has become an attractive and rich brown. Sidepanels with remnants of gilding in protected areas. Some of the mother of pearl inlays are damaged or missing; several bone inlays replaced with putty. Stock with numerous long slivers missing along forearm where barrel meets, and numerous other small dings and bruises acquired over time. One section on underside shows evidence of repair and possible replacement. Action works appropriately when operated by hand, bore is very good with a few areas of somewhat deeper oxidation. EW

Item Dimensions: L: 62".
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
42 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.60 Smoothbore
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Indian
Model
Matchlock
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
(A) AN ATTRACTIVE INDIAN TORADOR MATCHLOCK RIFLE.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $720.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Thursday, August 13, 2020.
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