April 11-13, 2023 Firearms and Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/12/2023
Mathias Schroyer who was the younger brother of George Schroyer worked in Taneytown, Maryland with working dates circa 1796 to 1800. This rifle is probably a restock, and the 1828 date is possibly the restock date since Schroyer died in 1826. Rifle has a 39" octagonal smoothbore barrel, rifle sights, signed in script "MATHIAS SCHROYER", and dated 1828. Golcher percussion lock with single trigger control. Full plain maple (possibly cherry) stock with brass hardware including an engraved 4 piece patchbox with Lancaster style finial, Masonic symbols engraved on lid, release in butt, and brass thumbpiece. Comes with hardwood ramrod and consignor research. Pictured on pg. 117 of "Gunsmiths of Maryland" by Hartzler and Whisker. CONDITION: Overall good with metal flaking and turning a brown patina, with use of some older parts. Forestock shows some missing chips of wood. Lock has some burnout around lock with wood missing. Dark pitted bore with sticky mechanics. Period restock of a rare seldom seen maker. DLM
Barrel Length
.52 Smoothbore
FFL Status
Matthias Schroyer
Kentucky Rifle
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $700.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,800.00
Estimate: $1,400 - $2,100
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Thursday, April 13, 2023.
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