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    Scarce "Golden Age" Flintlock Kentucky Rifle with raised-carved stock attributed to John Orwin, Carlisle, Pa. .50 caliber, 42 7/8-inch unmarked octagonal barrel with dovetailed sights. Unmarked flintlock mechanism. Relief-carved tiger maple stock with unmarked oval German silver thumb-piece. Border -engraved ovoid wedge escutcheons. Brass furniture with scroll-engraved Lancaster style daisy-head patchbox. Rear of cheek-piece with raised-carved flourishes of c-scrolls and florals with similar treatments to each side of the wrist and barrel tang. Cheek-piece with silver quarter moon inlay [see Behold the Long Rifle by James Whisker, page 149]. John Orwin is listed in the Carlisle, Pa. tax list of 1793-1800 [see The Pennsylvania/Kentucky Rifle by Henry J. Kaufman]. This is an early, raised-carved Kentucky Rifle from the "Golden Age" that appears to be untouched save for an excellent re-conversion of its original lock and a coat of polish wax on the wood.
    Condition Report: Fine - Very Fine. Barrel with untouched dark brown patina.
    Stock appears to be completely original showing a rich age patina and scattered minor blemishes with no alterations. Action very good. A beautiful Kentucky rifle from the "Golden Age".

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    18th Sunday
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