October 30, 2019 The Collection of Steve & Marcy Hench
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/30/2019
Samuel Miller worked in Hamburg, Pennsylvania between 1823 and 1849. This Rifle has a full octagonal barrel with sights mounted on the top flat and inscribed "S * Miller". The flat lock plate has a rounded tail section and is marked in the center "LONDON / WARRANTED". The brass furniture includes a four piece patchbox with eleven shaped piercings and scrolls engraved on the lid. The full side plate is in the classic Miller style and has beveled edges. There is an unengraved brass wear plate on the bottom of the forearm. Full length figured maple stock of Roman nosed form with C scrolls on the left side behind the cheekpiece. There is a silver half moon with a face inlaid above the cheekpiece which is lined in brass. There is also a small silver oval wrist escutcheon. Condition: Barrel shows edge wear and a mostly gray patina with some applied brown finish. Barrel has a removable touchhole. Lock has been reconverted to flintlock configuration and retains a brown finish with some corrosion and the cockscrew marred. Brass is polished and shows some wear and scattered marks. Some minor restoration around lock.
Barrel Length
41 - 3/8"
.50 Rifled
FFL Status
Samuel Miller
Flintlock Kentucky
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,300.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Number Bids: 15
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
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