September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
Jacob Metzger is listed as a gunsmith in the borough of Lancaster in 1777. Sometime around 1788 Metzger moved to Frederick, MD where he was associated with Jacob Graeff (Groff). Metzger was a gunsmith who constantly changed his style from gun to gun in accordance with the area where he was working. All of his patchboxes appear to be different in design. This rifle features an octagonal rifled barrel stamped "IM" on left side of the breech for Jacob Metzger. The flat lock plate is inscribed "Ketland & Co." in the center. Brass furniture including an engraved four-piece patchbox terminating in an edelweiss finial. The highly figured tiger maple stock features incised scrolls on both sides of the wrist and forend surrounded by chevrons. Complete with an associated period ramrod. CONDITION: Completely as-found and untouched with dark patinas throughout. Barrel retains a heavy dark patina with excellent makers mark at breech. Lock retains a matching patina and is in its original flintlock configuration, markings very good. Lock does not hold on full cock. One lock screw is a replacement. Brass shows some marks from use and dark unpolished patinas. Stock retains its original finish and has one splinter missing behind nose cap on right side and one age crack on left side. Some period staining. A fantastic signed and untouched Golden Age Kentucky rifle. DMG
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Jacob Metzger
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Minimum Bid: $9,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $18,000 - $30,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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