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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