November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/17/2020
The 40 - 7/8" full-length octagon barrel of .42 caliber smoothbore has a brass front sight and a notched iron rear sight centered on the block, inscribed "D. Bec-" on the top flat towards the breech. The flat lockplate has a rounded tail, decorated with stamp-engraved designs. The plain brass furniture includes a four-piece patchbox, reminiscent of those found on signed Mauger & Derr rifles. There is also a small oval-shaped silver wrist escutcheon with vacant inscription, and an inlaid crescent moon above the cheekpiece. On the bottom in front of the toeplate, there is a silver half-moon shaped inlay with a hole in the center for a touch hole pick. The brass touch hole pick accompanying the rifle has been replaced. The highly figured maple stock features a Roman nose Berks County profile. Complete with its original wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel retains a mostly heavy brown patina, with area around the signature being cleaned. Some corrosion around breech. Lock has been reconverted and spring is weak. Brass retains an unpolished dark mustard patina. Stock retains its original finish, and show scattered marks from use. There is a minor area of loss just behind the pan due to powder burns, and a small filled chip above the front lock tang. A very attractive and original Berks County rifle. DMG
Barrel Length
40 - 7/8"
.42 Smoothbore
FFL Status
D. Beck
Flintlock Kentucky Rifle
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,700.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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