April 11-13, 2023 Firearms and Militaria
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George Schroyer Senior worked first in Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania then Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania with working dates circa 1758 to 1813. Rifle has a 42 - 3/4" swamped octagonal barrel with deep cut rifling, rifle sights, with void of signature. Reconversion flint lock with single trigger control. Full curly maple stock with brass hardware including an engraved early 2 piece patchbox with floral finial and release in comb. Incised "C" scroll design behind cheekpiece, raised shell pattern behind tang, incised fleur-de-lis pattern behind tailpipe, and beavertail carving behind both lock and lockplate. Comes with hardwood ramrod and consignor research. Pictured on pg. 237 of "Gunsmiths & Allied Tradesmen of Eastern Pennsylvania" by Whisker, as Figures 91a-k in "Rifles of Colonial America, Volume II" by Shumway, and on pg. 126 of "Early American Flintlocks" by Hartzler and Whisker. CONDITION: Overall good with metal flaking and turning a brown patina, with replacement lock and barrel of questionable age. Forestock shows cracking and 2 foot replacement towards muzzle (an expertly executed, unnoticeable job). Lock has some shrinkage around lock. Dark pitted bore with sticky mechanics. DLM
Barrel Length
42 - 3/4"
.58 Rifled
FFL Status
George Schroyer
Kentucky Rifle
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $2,800.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $7,200.00
Estimate: $5,600 - $8,400
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Thursday, April 13, 2023.
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