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Signed I. Keller H Shultz Kentucky rifle project gun

Here is a project worth doing. It is signed in block letters I. Keller who is the original maker. It is also signed H Shultz who is the upper Susquehanna gunsmith who restocked it. The patchbox is really beautiful with excellent engraving. It has a plain maple stock which has been cracked at the wrist and repaired. The lock is a poor replacement and the lock mortise needs attention. The lock bolt plate is missing. I've seen 2 other rifle that were restocked by Shultz. email me for more pictures or questions.

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$800.00

3/4/2015
unsigned Christian Beck, Jonestown, PA ca 1800

A classic Lebanon County, PA rifle by the son of J. P. Beck from whom Christian learned his trade. Christian seldom engraved his rifles, usually chose good curly maple and usually carved his rifles. This example is one of his earlier rifles that was converted to percussion, reparied at the rear ramrod pipe in period, and retains a wonderful patina. Though unsigned it is safely attributed to Christian. The rifled barrel is 41 inches and about .45 cal. A portion of the forestock is nicely restored. email me for more pictures.

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$3,950.00

3/4/2015
Silver mounted .45 cal Plains rifle RJT# 3275-2 $2,395.00

Model: Half Stock Year of Manufacture: Ca. 1840 Length of pull: 14inches Caliber: .45 Action Type: Percussion Lock. double set triggers Sights / Optics: rear site York county style, front site silver blade Stock Configuration & Condition: Half stock silver mounted. Type of Finish: Browned Finish Originality: yes Bore Condition: Overall Condition: very good Mechanics: excellent Our Assessment: All furniture is silver mounted. Inlaid stag on the cheek piece. Wood to metal fit very good, no cracks or chips. A few dings but for a gun of this age it is very nice. Triggers and lock work as they should. See full screen pictures at www.riverjucntion.com enter 3275-2 in the search If you like you can order on the same page with a credit card or paypal. Thanks for looking.

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$2,395.00

2/23/2015
Percussion Kentucky Pistol

This is an attractive pistol with a couple of silver inlays and an engraved, brass buttplate. Nice curly maple stock and the coolest, mini triggerguard. Major repair through the wrist or buttstock is nicely done.

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$1,000.00

2/19/2015
Signed in script R B Upper Susquehanna ca 1840

Here is a nice rifle from Central Pennsylvania by a gunsmith associated with the Baum family. I have found no Baum family member whose first name starts with an R, but the association is apparent. The large percussion lock is marked Joseph Golcher. Some of the fore stock is expertly replaced. The curl to the maple stock is excellent and the patchbox is engraved. A very attractive rifle.

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$1,750.00

2/16/2015
Original John Sheets Rifle

This is a very nice original John Sheets rifle made in the 1820-1830 period. It was converted to percussion a very long time ago by simply replacing the lock. There is cap erosion at the breech enough to suggest that the conversion was done early in the gun's life. The forward lock screw is now a wood screw that has hand filed threads. The forend was broken at one time at the third thimble from the muzzle and a repair was done which is solid. The finish appears to be original and has not been cleaned or refinished. There are seven silver inlays on the gun, six are acorn styled. John Sheets and a few other gunmakers in the area were fond of using inlays of this style. The trigger guard has an interesting repair to the casting that was done when the rifle was built. The barrel is 42 4/3" long and about .43 caliber. Two of the wedge tennons have been replaced along with two of the wedges. The patchbox is a typical style used by Sheets with the four petal flower finial. The ramrod appears to be original to the gun and still has the long iron tip which is threaded for a wiper. The triggers have the typical lateral adjustment screw used by Sheets and they still work fine. The lock is marked 'GOULCHER' and works fine as well. It has no half cock which is typical for percussion locks of the time period. Overall this rifle is in a very desirable condition with very minimal restoration done to it. I'm not a collector as much as a builder so I am willing to sell this gun. The price it is listed at is what I feel it is worth but I know how the economy is now too so I will consider just about any reasonable offers. More pictures can be found at http://claysmithguns.com/john_sheets_rifle.htm

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$8,500.00

2/16/2015
Four Long Guns for One Very Low Price - Best Deal - No Shipping!

I'd like to make room for other guns at the next few shows so I'm blowing these out at a rock-bottom price. I know you can do the math, but this averages only $800 per gun! No shipping - meet me at a show!! You can see pictures and descriptions of two of the guns on gunbroker and one here on the CLA. The fifth is a J. Henry fowler. Thanks. John 1. "Shell" Flintlock (see gunbroker). 2. New England Percussion Longrifle (see gunbroker). 3. North Carolina 3/4 stock (CLA). 4. "J. Henry & Son" marked fowler (previously on CLA).

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$3,200.002/11/2015
Original Pistol Holster

13.25 inches long holster. I do not know much about this holster. It is extremely old. The leather on the body of the holster is very hard. There are parts of this holster that are missing. Contact me for more photos or any questions you may have.

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$30.00

2/9/2015
1864 Springfield rifle RJT# 3323-50 - $895.00

Model: 1864 Serial Number: none Year of Manufacture: Ca. Caliber: .45 Action Type: cap lock Markings: First Band marked with "U" Side Plate marked "US Springfield" with Eagle Crest and what looks to be "1864" Underside of stock is stamped with what looks like "AL" and a circled "P" On Left side of stock looks to be another stamp but unsure of what. An inspectors cartouche on the left side of the stock at the wrist. Barrel Length: 36 inches Sights / Optics: Missing the rear sight. Stock Configuration & Condition: No cracks. Some old handling dings. Type of Finish: Blue / Case Color Hardened Finish Originality: original Bore Condition: bright and shinny, mint Overall Condition: The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition. Mechanics: excellent Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None Our Assessment: has had a barrel added to the stock. Can order on line at www.riverjunction.com

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$895.00

2/9/2015
Flintlock Pistol by Halbach & Sons (attributed)

This could easily be a large Halbach. Magnificent full octagon cannon barrel in brass. Bold, high relief carving behind the tang. Rounded face on lockplate and hammer.

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$2,750.00

2/5/2015
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