z Sold Original German Jaeger Flint Lock .60 cal.
z Sold Original German Jaeger Flint Lock .60 cal.
Original German Jaeger FlInt Lock .60 cal. - Click to Enlarge Image

z Sold Original German Jaeger Flint Lock .60 cal.

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A RAISED-CARVED COLONIAL PERIOD GERMANIC FLINTLOCK JEAGER RIFLE, ca. 1750: In overall good flintlock condition. Deeply, rifled, octagonal, pin-fastened, 28", swamped, iron, .60 caliber barrel with a iron express type rear sight and a brass blade-type fore-sight. Retains relatively smooth, untouched, gunmetal-gray, steel surfaces with light scattered discoloration and fine scattered salt & pepper pitting. Molded and finely relief carved, nicely figured, walnut fullstock with a pronounced comb to the butt and a horn fore-end tip. The sides of the buttstock with raised carved acorn and oak leaf design. Rounded wooden patchbox cover with raised borders. The forearm shows an old repair where it was once cracked just above the entry pipe. Lock is gunmetal/steel-gray age patination, strong mechanics and fine timing with pitted surfaces and complete with its flat gooseneck hammer and its matching frizzen. The barrel with sharp contours, a very good bore with deep-groove rifling and almost no pitting. Sculpted and finely crafted, brass mounts of traditional Germanic Jaeger Rifle form. The trigger-guard with an acanthus leaf and the bow with a Military type rear finger-spur, the buttplate with its original screw fastening and matching upper finial and two barrel-form ramrod pipes. Retains a fine untouched, mustard-toned age patina with some light. In overall fine original flintlock condition. Replaced wooden ramrod, both of its sling swivels, its functional double-set triggers and its sliding patchbox cover with its original spring. A very nice example of a classic, Colonial Period Large Bore German Flintlock Jaeger Rifle, ca. 1750. The type of Rifle first brought to American Colonies by the early German/Swiss Immigrants.

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