May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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Rudy Bahr made at least two bench copies of this well-known rifle. The octagon-to-round barrel is engraved "R*B". This is a contemporary gun that is a very good copy of the earliest known Isaac Berlin rifle. The original rifle that this is copied from is described and pictured in Shumway's Volume II of "Rifles of Colonial America" page 366, figure 83. The barrel has good brown color and is aged very nicely. The lock is tight and functioning. The carving, both relief and incised, is in good condition. There is discoloration at the forend due to shooting. The tiger maple stock has been damaged at the wrist and has several pieces of inlay strengthening cracks in that weak area of the wrist. As George Shumway said, "the architecture and carved decoration are superb". DRG

Item Dimensions: L: 60 - 1/2".
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
45"
Caliber/Bore
.52 Smoothbore
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Unknown
Model
Flintlock
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,920.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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