September 29, 2021 The Bill Myers Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/29/2021
Poincon not identified by Stockel, but form is Continental, possibly French. Octagonal barrel with dovetailed blade front sight and notched rear sight, with incised channel running from behind rear sight to tang. Deeply cut 8 groove rifling with light double band engraving at muzzle. Single poincon on left flat near breech with "RM" and what looks to be a stylized head or helmet, with beaded decoration under the poincon. Flat lock with beveled edges and appropriate form of a snaphaunce that was remounted as a flintlock. Topjaw and screw of cock are missing. Trigger guard with single finger groove, pierced with a heart at the fore, and protecting a double set trigger mechanism. Iron buttplate. Sling swivel at front of full length stock and an empty hole behind the trigger guard that was probably for the second swivel. Ramrod, probably the original, retained by a single faceted ferrule with flared mouth and feeding into an unreinforced mouth. Ramrod channel is decorated with incised carving of a line on each side and coming to a spearpoint finial. Some light carving on the diminutive cheekpiece. CONDITION: As found, with metal being a consistent chocolate patina. Stock has numerous losses and scattered repairs. Nosecap, probably originally horn, is missing. Lock has kicked and the mainspring has broken through the underside of the stock. Piece is still attached but is loose and has also forced trigger guard out of flush fit. Action not tested to avoid further damage, bore is very good with good rifling and even oxidation. This is a wonderful example of an untouched as found rifle that shows the reuse of firearms parts as technology improved. EW
Barrel Length
29 - 1/4"
.62 Rifled
FFL Status
Continental, possibly French
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,880.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Number Bids: 25
Auction closed on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.
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