November 17, 2020 Early Arms & Militaria: Age of Exploration, Empire & Revolution
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An early (1802-1806) issue rifle with leaf-sighted, 30-1/4" long barrel of 0.65 caliber with bayonet-bar on the right side at the muzzle and rifled with seven grooves, sighted fore-end, and plain tang bearing crown/5 inspection mark and Crown inspection and proof marks on barrel near breech, along with maker’s touchmark ‘B&S’ (Blair & Sutherland). Flat beveled border, engraved lock with crowned GR and ‘I.GILL’ before the cock and 'TOWER' across the tail. Figured walnut full stock with cheekpiece, regulation brass mounts including spur trigger guard and early type, hinged patchbox cover, vacant brass escutcheon; markings include ‘T.C’ stock maker’s mark behind sideplate and later [broad arrow] / BO” stamped on right side of butt before patchbox; original ramrod. With an associated Type 2 issue bayonet with single-edged, 22-7/8" long (well-sharpened) blade with 5" false edge towards the point, regulation brass hilt with sideguard, quillon and knuckleguard all in one piece, and ribbed grip with sprung button-catch, crown/19 inspection mark on right face of blade, with maker’s name, ‘WOOLEY’ on the other. CONDITION: An accomplished reconversion back to flintlock, the lock in good working order; the barrel retains traces of its original browning and a nice patina to all metal parts, the stock with some bruising and a stabilized crack near the swell at bottom; sling swivels missing. JLK

Item Dimensions: 46"
Name
Value
Accessories
Bayonet
Barrel Length
30 - 1/4"
Caliber/Bore
.65 Rifled
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Tower
Model
Baker Rifle
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $11,070.00
Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.
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