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    Kentucky Flintlock Rifle, Possibly by H. Albright.
    Approximately .57 caliber, 44-inch full octagonal barrel. Flintlock Fullstock Pennsylvania rifle which appears to be signed by master gunsmith Henry Albright. C. 1795 - 1800. Barrel is marked H ALBRIGHT in script on the top flat of the barrel. The daisy finial patchbox is classically Lancaster in form, and exhibits finely engraved details in the style of Albright's work. The lock, which appears to be in original flintlock configuration, is decoratively engraved. The fullstock is fabricated of fine curly maple and exhibits a dark patina overall. The rather short cheek piece is highlighted by a carved panel below and very delicate, tendril like relief carving to the rear.
    According to research, Albright began his career in Lancaster County C. 1790, as is evidenced by the iconic daisy finial patchbox used on this rifle. Albright almost qualifies as an itinerant gunsmith in the succeeding 20 years, moving to Chambers, Pa., Shippensburg, Pa., Ohio and finally back to Nazareth, Pa. where he died in 1816. It is likely Albright produced rifles displaying characteristics of the Lancaster school throughout his career.

    Condition: Overall condition is good as configured with signs of restoration and features more contemporary than original. Barrel generally smooth and gray with areas of light pitting. Wood with dark patina and just showing moderate to heavy wear use with hairline cracks, repairs to left side of forearm near last ramrod band and patchwork. Missing one buttplate screw.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2017
    10th Sunday
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