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    C. 1825 York County Full Stock Flintlock Pennsylvania Rifle. 41" full octagon .44 caliber rifled barrel with engraved patent breech, the gun in original flintlock configuration. Tang also very nicely scroll engraved. Barrel overall with smooth dark patina, brass blade front sight on dovetailed base, v notch rear sight. Lock with gooseneck hammer engraved with birds and stamped with the initials "H. R.". Very nicely figured curly maple stock with nice patina with just a couple of minor hairlines and a nicely replaced 2 1/2" piece at the front ramrod pipe also a few minor chips. Exquisitely engraved horse head finial patchbox of unusual configuration, with lid inset in a single brass piece with a piercing below the horse head. Perfect condition. The patchbox delicately engraved with a pea fowl. 4 1/2" engraved brass toe plate. The wrist exhibits a wonderful period repair with beautifully scroll engraved brass plates affixed to each side with a total of 14 screws. The nicely engraved brass trigger guard also has an old repair on the front extension, minor. The elaborate barrel key escutcheons are of cut sheet silver, and match the silver inlay on the cheek piece. Rear ramrod pipe also decoratively engraved with characteristic York country moulded detail. A beautiful rifle, obviously the work of a highly skilled craftsman.

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    November, 2011
    12th Saturday
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