November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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This signed Kentucky longrifle was made by Samuel Pannabecker of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania between 1815 and 1839. This rifle is featured in "The Lancaster Long Rifle" by Patrick Hornberger and John Kolar in Plate 53 on pages 88 and 89. The rifle was also on display as part of the Landis Valley's Lancaster Longrifle exhibit in 2015. The 42" octagon to round .50 caliber smoothbore barrel has a blade front sight and notched rear sight, top flat inscribed "S Pannabecker". Lock is marked "Ketland & Co." in center, single trigger. Full length figured maple stock with brass hardware including an engraved four-piece patchbox with push-button release located in the toeplate. Raised carved "C" scroll design behind cheekpiece with wavy line under cheekpiece leading to a floral tang design. Scroll design leads into forestock molding. CONDITION: Shows restoration. Wrist has period repair and has been severely broken at one time. Cracked forestock. Lock is a good professional reconversion. Patchbox has properly replaced lid, sideplate also a possible replacement. Lock needs some adjustment. Signed Pannabacher rifles are scarcely encountered.

Item Dimensions: 58"
Barrel Length
.50 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Samuel Pannabecker
Flintlock Kentucky
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,300.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,200.00
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,000
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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