May 18, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2022
Western Pennsylvania Kentucky percussion rifle made by Thomas Allision of New Sewickley Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania circa 1830 and engraved on the patchbox "THE LADY OF OHIO". Rifle is assumed to have been made for a riverboat captain or pilot on a boat named for such or to be carried on the Ohio River which flows next to Allison's shop; the reason is lost to history! Rifle also comes with booklet of research on original family owners and some history of the rifle including apparent Civil War usage. Gun has 40 -1/2" octagon rifled .36 caliber barrel with rifle sights and barely readable "T. ALLISON" signature in script. Percussion unmarked lock with double set trigger control. Full curly maple stock with strange brass hardware not usually seen on most Allison rifles including small brass nosepiece and extra-wide trigger bow with pinched front pedestal. Reason for these are unknown. Gun has typical Allison 4-piece brass patchbox with Keyhole finial and 5 piercings with lid engraved "THE LADY OF OHIO" with coin silver floral engraved plate on cheek and coin silver thumbpiece with unreadable script initials engraved on it. Comes with hardwood ramrod. CONDITION: Overall in well-used condition with metal turning a brown pitted patina. Brass has several missing pieces in sideplates with cracked toeplate. Wood has wrist repair with stress cracks along forestock. Dark bore with functioning mechanics. A great rifle to further restore and research. DLM
Barrel Length
40 - 1/2"
.36 Rifled
FFL Status
T. Allison
Kentucky Rifle
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,600.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
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