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 featured on pages 49-50 of "Accouterments IV" by James R. Johnston and page 50 of "Steel Canvas" by R.L. Wilson. The Kentucky style double barrel fowler features inlaid pieces of trade silver and twin two stage barrels with brass front blade and deeply notched rear sight mounted on front of tang. Hooked breech and double triggers. Twin right and left locks with flat banana lock plates with beveled edges, both unmarked. American brass furniture showing French influence. Heavy brass trigger guard with floral engraving on bow and terminating at both tangs with acorn finials. Crescent brass buttplate with engraved tang terminating in a heavy and bold acorn finial. Brass ramrod ferrules and noseband. There is a piece of inlaid trade silver in front of trigger guard, around the finial and one above the cheekpiece. Small engraved silver oval shaped and engraved wrist escutcheon. Highly figured tiger maple stock with Roman nose buttstock profile. Relief molded cheek piece on left side. Barrels and locks retain a pleasing dark patina, both locks are in original flintlock configuration and function properly. Brass and silver retain dark pleasing patinas. Stock retains its original finish and some minor losses above fronts of lock plate tangs. Otherwise very good with scattered minor marks from use and small cracks. Sling swivels are absent. A very rare and attractive American stocked double fowler. DMG
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FFL Status
16 Bore
Flintlock Shotgun
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $9,600.00
Estimate: $15,000 - $30,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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