Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 1,250.00 USD
Estimated at 2,500.00 - 4,000.00 USD
Cal. 50. Bbl. 44" full octagon, signed "Samuel Walley" w/ an English "Warranted" Flintlock. Rifle has an extremely nice curly maple stock w/ a 4 piece brass patchbox w/ 8 piercings Rifle has dbl. set triggers & a 5" brass saddle plate & 3 wedge brass comb inlays. There are 10 silver inlays in the stock. Samuel Walley is listed as unlocated in Seller's Book. Ewing lists a John Worley in Beaver Township in 1848 who may have been related. This rifle is clearly signed and obviously form the Snyder County area. CONDITION: has been reconverted to flint. Hammer has been repaired by welding. Bore appears to be relined. Lock and triggers appear to function correctly. Stock has added finish with wear and handling marks. Repaired crack at toe prominent on the left side. Metal has the expected wear turning gray and patina. Brass and silver turning patina. Bore has strong sharp lands with very shallow pitting throughout. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. John Persing. (01-19657/RG.) ANTIQUE. $2,500-4,000.