September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
This rifle is perhaps a period restock, made using some parts from a Lehigh County rifle, along with whatever else the maker could find. The rifle features an octagon barrel with a silver front blade sight and a notched rear sight, barrel tang is flared with at rear. German style lock is unmarked. The brass furniture includes a two piece patchbox with some engraving and a fleur-de-lis finial. Engraving shows similarities to Angstadt family of gunsmiths. Buttplate with faceted tang and patchbox release button on back of tang. Early and wide Lehigh County trigger guard, front tang broken before it was mounted on this rifle. Crude and unusual brass side plate that has been found on earlier Western Pennsylvania Rifles. Iron rear ramrod entry ferule and two front ferrules are faceted and of cast brass. Brass nose cap. Crudely stocked in highly figured tiger maple in a form resembling Lehigh County. Ramrod appears to be original. CONDITION: Barrel retains a dark brown patina with some scattered pitting. Barrel has been reconverted. Lock and side plate are replacements. Lock retains a brown patina, barrel tang screw is a replacement. Brass retains a dark mustard patina. Stock retains a pleasing "as found" surface with some scattered marks and minor age cracks. An 8" by 3/8" splinter has been replaced along barrel on right side. An interesting and attractive rifle. DMG
Barrel Length
40 - 3/4"
.50 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Kentucky Rifle
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,120.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000
Number Bids: 20
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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