Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 600.00 USD
Estimated at 1,200.00 - 1,500.00 USD
CONVERTED TO PERCUSSION. Cal. 65. NSN. The 12" octagon to round barrel with wedding band transition has been converted to percussion with patent breech. Lock with arched and round bodied plate is fitted with thin tall percussion hammer. Original flintlock fence remains in place. Remnants of maker's name ("Florxxx" "a Liege") are in front of hammer. (Godefroid, Jean & Jean David Florkin were all working in Liege in 1730.) Iron mounted stock extends more than half way down barrel and is fastened by pins. Stock has raised mouldings carved around lock and multi-pierced scrolled lockplate as well as along barrel and around thimble. Raised carved acanthus is behind thimble and barrel tang. Other mounts include heavy knob grip cap with side spurs and chamfered trigger guard. A crestplate is at top of grip. Hickory ramrod with steel plate at tip mounts through beaded pipe soldered to barrel and matching thimble. CONDITION: good. Metal cleaned to silver gray. Wood with old finish shows considerable wear. Repairs are noted at left side of grip with crack on right. Pitted bore. Lock is good. (01-24364/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,200-1,500.