Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 500.00 USD
Estimated at 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD
EUROPEAN BARREL & H. DERINGER LOCK. Cal. 65. NSN. This attractive American assembled fowler measures 72 3/4" overall having a 57 1/4" barrel with octagonal rear section, full length rib & with paneled transition from breech section to round in European fashion. Top of rear portion is relief engraved with scroll & has brass inlay. A single leaf U notch Kentucky type rear sight is installed in rear of rib. “H. DERINGER PHILADELPHIA” marked lock is dated “1827” on rounded tail & has reinforced cock inset brass pan, bridled friction frizzen & feather spring with bulbous finial. Full length stock with brass cap & Roman nose comb is made of rock maple with fairly good curly grain. Furniture is brass. Trigger has small spur forming grip. Crescent buttplate has 2” return. Hickory ramrod is held by 2 beaded pipes & matching thimble. CONDITION: good. Original flintlock. Barrel & lock retain an overall dark brown patina over some light pitting. Brass is nicely toned. Stock retains what appears to be most of its original finish with added oil over a fair number of marks & dings. Crack on left side panel through rear lock screw area & some cracks on right side of barrel channel with slivers of missing wood. Dark bore is fairly smooth. Lock is good. (01-21671/MGM). ANTIQUE. $1,000-1,500.