October 30, 2019 The Collection of Steve & Marcy Hench
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This German trade rifle shows many characteristics seen on early rifles made in Pennsylvania. The rifle features a pin-fastened swamped two-stage barrel with top flat, brass front blade sight and groove along top flat, near breech. Rounded lockplate is unmarked and features a thin recessed border. The brass furniture includes a full sideplate with beveled edges and engraved with tooled borders. Early triggerguard engraved en suite, sling swivel at front of bow. Faceted brass ramrod ferrules with iron sling swivel mounted above center ferrule. Complete with original horn-tipped wooden ramrod. Full-length walnut stock with relief panels around lock, sideplate, along forend and around entry ferrule. The carving is very close to that which can be seen on most early American rifles. Trigger with decorative rearward curl. Large relief crescent-shaped cheekpiece on left side and decorated towrads wrist with a small relief scroll, opposite side with a incised scroll. CONDITION: Barrel retains a grey brown patina with light pitting overall, touchole is re-bushed. Lock appears to be in its original flintlock configuration and retains an even grey patina. Brass retains a mellow mustard patina. Stock shows scattered light marks from use and a couple minor cracks and losses near muzzle. A fine and early Germanic rifle with attractive architecture. PROVENANCE: This piece was found in the estate of an early Texas family. Ex. Dick Zeschke, George Carol.
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
39-7/8"
Caliber/Bore
.65 Rifled
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
German
Model
Rifle
Paperwork
Serial Number
NSN
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,300.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,800.00
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
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