Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 1,000.00 USD
Estimated at 2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD
RATTLESNAKE PATCH BOX. Cal. 58. NSN. 43 3/4". Flintlock Kentucky rifle mfg. by W. Holtzwroth. Top flat of the faceted breech is marked "W + Holtzworth". Breech section measures 13 5/8", before terminating in a traditional round bbl. Lockplate markings are illegible. Full length wood buttstock features a cheek rest with large diamond crosshatch checkering at the wrist, and is fitted with a brass buttplate, rattlesnake engraved patchbox and inlay, marquise brass inlay on cheek rest (featuring engraved star bursts and a lightly etched "I + W" at the center), brass sideplate with wavy line engraving, as well as a brass trigger guard, ramrod ferrules, and nose cap. Brass blade front sight with iron V-notch rear sight. CONDITION: iron components retain a dark gray patina overall. Bbl. exhibits some corrosion at and around the lock area. Lockplate exhibits oxidation and some pitting. Brass components retain a pleasing untouched dark brown patina. Action functions appropriately. Buttstock exhibits scattered marks from handling and storage, with some scattered flaking to the varnish. Stock shows cracks on either side stemming from the nosecap, a crack on the left at the forward bbl. wedge, as well as a crack on the left side of the butt stemming from the buttplate tang. (01-25111/MLW). ANTIQUE. $2,000-3,000.