August 11, 12, & 13, 2020 Field & Range Firearms
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Circa 1830. Cut-down trade gun with raw hide repairs at wrist and muzzle stitched with sinew. .65 caliber smoothbore percussion barrel with improvised English Brown Bess military lock converted from flint to percussion. Hammer is a period blacksmith made hammer. Trigger guard is a simple hand wrought replacement of the era. Stock is of maple with brass tack decoration at butt as is typical of American plains Indian embellishment. Remnants of the thin improvised buttplate remain at toe and heel but majority has worn away from field use and age. A tassle of hair is suspended from the muzzle end. This Blanket Gun is accompanied by an Appraisal from well known Paul Ambrose antiques and appraisals in Connecticut. CONDITION. Fine as found with an honest and even deep chocolate patina overall. Numerous period cracks and and areas of field distress are evident. Lock fails to operate and appears to have an internal spring issue. No amount of disassembly was done as to not disturb the patina. TDW
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
12 - 3/4"
Caliber/Bore
.65 Smoothbore
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Plains Indian
Model
Blanket Trade Gun
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Appraisal Letter
Serial Number
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(A) UNTOUCHED AMERICAN PLAINS INDIAN TRADE TYPE BLANKET GUN.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,400.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Thursday, August 13, 2020.
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