November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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With 14-3/8" long, plain iron barrel, key-fastened and flared at the muzzle; maker's name struck on top and fitted with a spring bayonet above near the muzzle, and border engraved, iron tang with bayonet-catch. Border engraved, beveled, flat with maker’s name, “THEOPS. / RICHARDS” struck before cock and private Tower view and proof marks on left near breech. Figured, full walnut stock with border-engraved, brass mounts including trigger guard with acorn finial and decorated with a flower-head on the bow, brass ramrod-pipes, and original wood ramrod with horn tip. Theophilus Richards (1747-1827) was a Birmingham gunsmith of note. CONDITION: The lock in very good working order, the barrel with light freckling to metal; the wood in overall good condition, with a few light dings and nicks, mostly on forestock. JLK
Barrel Length
14 - 3/8"
FFL Status
1 - 1/8"
Theophilus Richards
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,700.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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