.50 cal. Lancaster replica Long Rifle

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military / Hunting - Rifles Start Price:1,000.00 USD Estimated At:2,000.00 - 3,000.00 USD
.50 cal. Lancaster replica Long Rifle
1,200.00USDto d*****B+ (300.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Mar 18 @ 11:43UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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This .50 caliber Kentucky long rifle is made with a half-octagon half-round barrel 36 in. long; 51 in. overall length The stock is a half stock with one oval inlay at the barrel mounts and the tiger stripe is spectacular. The nose cap is brass and shows signs of repair. The flintlock is a large Siler style lock that has been machine-turned for eye appeal. If the lock was hand made which lends to the ability to machine-turn the lock plate then the date of manufacture would place it between 1970-1980's vintage as Siler locks were not available in completed form at that time. The lock frizzen shows wear and the bore is bright. The barrel is signed "Meta Stefanov" on the top flat; it makes a beautiful transition between octagon to round at about one-third way from the breach with an octagon to wedding band transition. A front sight is sweeted-on as a trade gun style. The gun balances well. The stock shape is Lancaster pre-revolutionary war, about 1760-1780's period. The patch-box is not the traditional daisy-head but early Lancaster or a Lehigh County for-de-lis. The upper and lower side plates of the patch-box are of bone and the upper side plate needs stabilizing at the bottom mounting screw. The patch-box release is missing and non-functioning.

The stock is beautifully stained in traditional colonial color aqua-fortise, nicely relief carved at the tang; forward and behind the cheek-piece with a non-traditional rococo scroll and nude figure. The cheek-piece has a compass inlet into the eight pointed traditional star and is functional. A traditional toe-plate in the shape of Lady Liberty is well executed in bone. The ramrod tubes are of brass. This gun needs someone with gun building skills to stabilize the patch-box and reinstall the release on the patch-box.An excellent shooter and collector piece. Date: Location: HWAC# 56207