May 18, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2022
Extremely rare and highly inlaid Bedford County percussion Kentucky rifle made by Jacob Snider of Liberty Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania circa 1844. Snider is famous for well-inlaid rifles and for being killed by an ex-James Gang member Jack Bishop while out West mining silver in Georgetown, Colorado. Rifle has 41 -1/2" octagon .38 caliber rifled barrel with silver blade front sight and brass rear notch sight. Barrel has silver inlaid plate marked "WARRANTED J. SNIDER" in script with crosshatch engraving around sight and plate. Hand-forged rat tail lock marked "J. SNIDER" in script with double set trigger control. Curly maple full stock with 50+ German and coin silver inlays with German silver Eagle engraved patchbox with 8 piercings, silver engraved toeplate, sideplate, saddleplate, nosepiece and ramrod ferrules. Brass trigger guard and buttplate with among the silver inlays is an oval silver shield engraved with a Federal Eagle. Comes with original flat-sided powder horn, brass capper, extra hickory rod with worm, bullet mold, and original ramrod with tooled end. A fine rifle of exceptional workmanship. CONDITION: Fine attic condition with no repairs or restoration. Some slight burnout around lock with shootable bore and good mechanics. Accessories are in fine condition. DLM
Rod, horn, mold and capper
Barrel Length
41 - 1/2"
.38 Rifled
FFL Status
Kentucky Rifle
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
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