Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 875.00 USD
Estimated at 1,750.00 - 2,500.00 USD
Cal. 58. NSN. Bbl. 29 1/8". Flintlock Jaeger rifle produced by Jacob Junk of Bohemia in what is now Toplitz, Czechoslovakia. The top of the faceted bbl. is marked "IACOB IUNK" (JACOB JUNK), behind the rear sight, with "IN TOPLIZ" just forward of the rear sight. Bbl. exhibits light decorative linear looped inlays at the breech, with an incised round band present at the center. Lockplate is unmarked. 1-piece Germanic-style full-length buttstock features relief-carved scrollwork embellishments, a cheek rest on the left side of the butt, a wood patchbox, as well as a decorative brass buttplate, wrist inlay, sideplate, ramrod thimbles, entry thimble, and nosecap. Wood trigger guard features a brass band that runs along the center. Brass blade front sight, with V-notch rear sight, and double set triggers. CONDITION: bbl. retains trace to fair amounts of its blue finish, with the balance exhibiting a gray patina overall. Lockplate, swan neck cock, frizzen, and bbl. tang appear to have been cleaned at one time. Brass components exhibit a pleasing mellow patina overall. Stock exhibits scattered marks and minor impressions overall, but otherwise remains sturdy and serviceable. A very visually attractive example of a flintlock Jaeger rifle dating from about 1810 to 1850. (01-25105/MLW). ANTIQUE. $1,750-2,500.