November 15 & 16, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 11/15/2022
Fine raised carved Kentucky flintlock rifle signed "J. Graeff" on the barrel. John Graeff worked in Lancaster, Pennsylvania working from circa 1773 to 1808. Rifle has 43" slightly swamped octagon .50 caliber rifled barrel with rifle sights. Rifle appears to be original flint and controlled with a single trigger. Fine, raised, carved 2" wide butt curly maple stock with "C" scroll pattern behind cheek and raised "Q" style wrist carving and dished beavertail pattern behind lock and backplate with brass hardware. Brass engraved 4 piece patchbox with daisy finial. Comes with hardwood ramrod. CONDITION: Metal has turned to a silvery brown patina with light pitting with brass having a pleasing unpolished patina. Wood has been lightly cleaned and has some shrinkage around lock, with period staple type repair to crack in front of lock. Stress cracks through carving on butt and through action. Dark sharp rifling and soft mechanics. Hard to find maker. DLM
Barrel Length
.50 Rifled
FFL Status
John Graeff
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $10,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $16,800.00
Estimate: $20,000 - $40,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
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