May 18, 2021 Early Arms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2021
This rifle is pictured as No. 87 on page 223 of "Thoughts on the Kentucky Rifle in its Golden Age: Annotated Third Edition" by Joe Kindig, Jr. The octagonal barrel is unmarked and features a brass front sight and a notched rear sight. The flat lockplate has beveled edges and is unmarked. The brass furniture is typical of Leonard Reedy's rifles and includes an engraved four piece patchbox with a whale tail finial. There is a brass oval-shaped wrist escutcheon with vacant inscription. The highly figured maple stock is of classic Berks County form with incised scrolls on both sides of the forend above the ramrod entry ferrule. Reedy's classic relief scroll design with checkered panel surrounds the barrel tang. On both sides of the molded cheek piece, there are relief scrolls and c-scrolls, as well as a molded relief shield-shaped design under the cheek piece. Complete with its period and probably original ramrod. CONDITION: Barrel shows pitting and dark patina overall. Lock is a good professional reconversion and retains a brown patina. Brass retains a dark patina and shows scattered marks from use. Forend shows a crack on both sides stemming from ramrod entry ferrule and some other age cracks and repaired cracks behind nosecap. Stock is otherwise good with scattered marks from use. A very nice ex. Kindig Collection relief-carved Golden Age Kentucky rifle. DMG

Item Dimensions: L: 58 - 1/2".
Barrel Length
42 - 1/4"
.48 Smoothbore
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Length of Pull
Leonard Reedy, Attributed
Kentucky Rifle
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,600.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $28,800.00
Estimate: $5,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 22
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
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