November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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Flintlock Kentucky style rifle signed in script "D. Beck". Beck is unlocated, but his work suggests that he was possibly trained in the Reading area or the Union-Snyder County area with the "Roman Nose" stock architecture his stock exhibits. Estimated working dates would be from circa 1810 to 1840. Rifle has a .44 rifled full octagon barrel of 42 - 1/2" with blade front sight and rear notched fixed sight. Top flat signed in script "D*Beck". Lockplate marked "E&W Hully New York" with double set triggers. Full figured maple stock with brass hardware including an "Upper Susquehanna" Style four-piece "Whaletail patchbox" with release in buttplate and saddle wear plate. Brass touch hole pick holder below cheekpiece. Comes with hardwood threaded iron tipped rod. CONDITION: Barrel retains original grey patina with sharp signature and sharpbore. Lock is a good professional re-conversion with some burnout around lock from percussion corrosion. Wood retains an aged patina with no visible restoration or repairs. Release on patchbox needs adjustment. Action functions properly. Nice rifle by a seldom seen maker.

Item Dimensions: 58"
Barrel Length
42 - 1/2"
.44 Rifled
FFL Status
D. Beck
Flintlock Kentucky
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,900.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
Number Bids: 12
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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