Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 700.00 USD
Estimated at 1,400.00 - 2,000.00 USD
Cal. 48. NSN. Bbl. 41 1/4". Full stock flintlock Kentucky rifle produced by M.M Maslin. Lockplate is engraved with a small scene of a pheasant, with "M. M. MASLIN/ WARRANTED" at the center. Swan neck cock exhibits light foliate engraving. Full length wood buttstock appears to have been lightly sanded and revarnished, and features a brass inlaid marquise over the wrist, with 2 brass inlays on the sides of the wrist, as well as an inlay of a crescent moon with a partial side silhouette of a face on the cheek rest. Stock is fitted with brass hardware, which includes the buttplate, patchbox, trigger guard, sideplate, ramrod ferrules, and nosecap. Underside of stock exhibits a flat brass band engraved with face, which runs from the trigger guard to the rearmost ferrule. Full length octagonal bbl. features a brass blade front sight and iron notch rear sight. CONDITION: iron components exhibit a dark gray and brown patina, exhibiting scattered areas of pitting, with corrosion present on the bbl. around the touch hole. Brass components retain a pleasing mellow brown patina, with scattered spots of darker patina overall. Stock exhibits some scattered marks from handling and storage, with chipping present along the bbl. channel and around the lockplate, a crack stemming from the sideplate, and a crack stemming from the nosecap on the left side. Right side of stock exhibits a small section of replaced wood at the nosecap. (01-25184/MLW). ANTIQUE. $1,400-2,000.