May 18, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms
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A very fine example of one the best and most desirable Western Pennsylvania Kentucky rifles made by Thomas Allison of New Sewickley Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania circa 1800. This new to the market rifle features a 44" octagon .32 caliber rifled barrel with rifle sights beautifully signed in script "T. ALLISON". Wallis & Co. marked flintlock with single trigger control. Full curly maple stock with brass hardware including a 4-piece keyhole finial patchbox with fine engraving, 5 piercings, and a unique bone lid control button in toeplate. Stock has engraved brass saddle plate and brass quill hole plate on toe. Exquisitely engraved Federal Eagle with shield on an oval silver plate on cheekpiece along with 17 asterisks, which may symbolize the 17 states of the United States and would date this rifle to 1803. Stock also has typical Western Pennsylvania clipped wrist silver inlay with the initials "CK" in script. Stock is incised carved behind and around cheek with comet pattern and squiggle molding line along forestock with chip carving along toe. A very fine Western Pennsylvania rifle. CONDITION: Rifle is excellent condition and has some expertly done restoration around lock and on the forestock. Work is so good hard to discern from original. Dark bore with crisp mechanics. A superb never offered for sale Thomas Allison rifle of high quality and condition! DLM
Barrel Length
.32 Rifled
FFL Status
Thomas Allison
Kentucky Rifle
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $13,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $25,000 - $30,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
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