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unsigned Shenadoah Valley rifle ca 1835

This is a nice long rifle of a common type from the central to southern Valley of Virginia. The size of the butt would indicate an earlier date however it has always been percussion. Nice curly maple stock with a curved cheekpiece that has incised rope or vine carving. Similar carving appears on the forearm. 44 inch rifled barrel about .45 cal. more pictures available.

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$3,250.00

1/29/2015
Unsigned Hampshire Co (West) VA ca 1840

Here is an unsigned rifle made in Hampshire County West Virginia with a nicely engraved acorn finial patchbox, full sideplate, and decent curly maple. 40 inch rifled barrel about .40 cal. A good representative rifle that could use a little wood work at the toe. Only $1450

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$1,450.00

1/29/2015
Raggedy Original Horn

Here is an excellent raggedy original horn to go with your raggedy original rifle! Great piece that tells a story of hard times on the frontier. Grab this one and enjoy. Add $9.50 for shipping and insurance, contact me for payment options and thanks for your attention to this neat old horn.

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$74.00

1/25/2015
Two Original Small Horns

Up for your consideration is this pair of little horns. Neither of these have any bug damage that I can see and the darker horn is air tight! You can have your choice for the price listed or take the pair for $93.00 plus shipping. Contact me for pay options and shipping cost. Thanks for looking!

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$53.00

1/25/2015
Original Hunting (Blowing) Horn

This is a large blowing horn with a great double curve and fantastic color! The curve measures around 17" and the end is 3"+. There is some bug damage around the groove at the mouth piece end, the sound is very mellow. Hard to find one like this! Add $12.00 shipping cost, contact for payment options. Thanks for looking!

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$94.00

1/24/2015
Signed A McGilvray, Harrisonburg, VA ca 1850

Here is a superb signed McGilvray rifle in excellent untouched condition. It has a 44 inch .45 cal rifled barrel, figural silver cheek piece inlays, forestock molding, nicely engraved patchbox, and like new condition. There are no replacements or apologies on this rifle.

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$3,250.00

1/23/2015
Signed H Hillegas Harrisburg, PA ca 1830

Here is a rare signed H Hillegas flintlock rifle in great condition. It is pictured in Chandler's Patchbox book. I purchased it from Joe Kindig III several years ago. It is a large rifle stocked in walnut; the patchbox is the only decoration. Please see newly posted rifles on my website www.AspenShadeLTD.com I will be at the Bushy Run show at the end of this month.

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$3,450.00

1/23/2015
12 gauge Scott & Son RJT# 3283-10 - $895.00

Model:Double barrel muzzle loader shot gun Serial Number: none Year of Manufacture: Ca. 1850 Caliber: 12 ga. Action Type: Percussion Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “London Fine Twist". On the lock plate is Scott & Son. Barrel Length: 30 inch Sights / Optics: brass bead Stock Configuration & Condition: straight stock Type of Finish: Varnish Finish Originality: yes Bore Condition: smooth Overall Condition: very nice Mechanics: excellent Our Assessment: Very hard to find a nice muzzle loading shot gun that is not used up this is the best I have ever had. The metal is smooth no rust or pitting. PAYMENT Cash, postal money order, cashiers check, personal & business checks. May order at www.riverjucntio.com on-line with credit card.

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$895.00

1/21/2015
"J. Henry & Son" Percussion Fowler

Nicely marked on the barrel and lock. 35 inch barrel. Old-time repair on the wrist. Crack under the lock, one or both escutcheons replaced, octagon to round barrel, iron mounted, barrel key missing.

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$500.00

1/19/2015
Tenn. Mountain Rifle by Wm. and T.M. Beals

This rifle is a very nice typical east Tennessee style rifle. According to John Rice Erwin's book Guns and Gunmaking Tools of Southern Appalachia William and T.M. Beals worked in Unicoi Co. Tennessee along the Nolichucky River. The area was locally called "the Devil's Looking Glass" and was about two mile north of Erwin, Tennessee on the border with North Carolina. Not sure if this gun was made by William senior or junior. I also haven't found reference to T.M. Beals. One of William Sr. sons was Thomas Jefferson Beals but can't find if Thomas made guns as well. This gun has a really beautiful grace and style to it. The butt shape and cheek style was a common feature to guns made in this area which also included the Bean family of gunmakers. The barrel is 13/16" across the flats and 42" long with the typical long 'lollypop' tang. The bore is rifled in about .32 caliber. The lock has been converted to flint but I'm not sure if the gun was originally a flintlock as Beals, born in 1821, would have been working after flintlocks were out of fashion and this gun probably dates to 1870-1880. The lock fits the mortise and the triggers operate the lock properly. The lock is marked "Morton Courtney Warranted". The stock is a really nice piece of curly maple. The forend in front of the rear thimble has been replaced and matches extremely well. There are no repairs or serious dents or dings to the original section of the stock. The cheek molding is very well designed and stands well above the surrounding surface making it a very bold look. The right side has a very well done slender patchbox of a style associated with this style of rifle. The cavity still has grease in the bottom. The buttplate, toeplate, trigger guard and patchbox are forged of iron but the lock bolt washers and thimbles are brass. Not an unusual combination to see. Overall a very well made rifle with slender lines and good balance. The weight is only 6 lbs. 13 oz. Even with the restoration work, this rifle is a wonderful example of a classic mountain rifle by a well known maker. More pictures can be found at http://claysmithguns.com/guns_on_hand_antique.htm

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$2,500.00

1/16/2015
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