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REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA IRON FROG GIGGER HEAD AND BAND- MEASURES 7 1/2" BY 2 1/8" ACROSS THE 6 FORKS ON THE FRONT OF THE GIGGER- HAS IRON BAND- USED FOR HUNTING FISH and FROGS.
|Small Screw tip horn|
This is a very small screw tip horn. The smallest Ive seen. Great conversation piece, but very useable.
|Angstadt Family Berks County, ca 1820 SALE PENDING|
Here is a nice rifle by one of the Angstadt family members in Berks County. The wood surface is in untouched condition with no additions. A crack with minor losses along the forestock could be easily restored (or left as is). The converted lock is original to the rifle; the front lock bolt is missing and the hole in the lock to receive it has been plugged, possibly when converted. Also, when converted, the barrel had a patent breech added; it is 45 cal rifled and 38 inches long. All mounts are original with old surfaces. Please email me for more images...this is a nice rifle in old condition.
|Original Period Iron Tinder Box|
Rare find. A heavy iron hand hammered tinder box. The box measures approx. 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches and is .5 inches thick. The kit includes an excellent forged steel striker (maker unknown) as well as a flint chard, charred linen piece, and tinder fungus. The box has no seams and appears as I found it. Shipping is $10 additional for the cont. US only please. Thank you for looking. Pay pal or postal money order for payment.
|Shenandoah Valley Flintlock Militia rifle |
Here is an unusual rifle of southern origin probably made and used for militia service in the early 19th century. It has a plane Davidson style patchbox with a section of the hinge as the lid release in the Lauck family tradition. Simon Lauck made rifles for the Virginia militia but none are known. The sideplate is similar to those on rifles made in Strasburg Virginia. The .50 cal rifled barrel is 45 inches and is signed D H in script. This rifle will be on display at the 31st Annual Voirginia-Kentucky rifle show at Front Royal, VA on Oct 28 & 29. Visit my website at www.AspenShadeLTD.com for more info.
|Signed T Winn Greene County, IL ca 1830 or Indiana|
Thomas Winn is identified as the son of gunsmith William Winn and brother of William Winn jr also a gunsmith. William Sr was born in Virginia, moved to Kentucky, then to Illinois. According to Curt Johnson Thomas Winn was in Rising Sun, Indiana in 1826; he believes the rifle was made there. The rifle is plain and in need of some restoration. For more information on this rifle and others check out my website at www.AspenShadeLTD.com I have reduced prices on most items.
|Original Bag Hawks|
Original forged Hawks. 200- each
|Antique Trade Beads|
I'm helping a friend dispose of a significant collection of antique trade beads. Offered here is a high-grade composite strand of 15 Lewis & Clark's, 6 1/2 Ambassadors, 2 clear Ambassadors, 4 ghosts, 2 flower, 2 multi-colored eye, 2 large blue/white spiral striped, all with wood bead spacers. There is a reproduction turtle medal added as a drop. Asking $925.00 including shipping to the lower 48. Many other strands and singles available ... email me if you are looking for something special or would like more information.
|18th Century Wrought Iron Rushlight Candle Holder|
This is a superb example of a mid to Late 18th/Early 19th Century Iron Rushlight (Circa 1770-1820).
This is one of the finest and best examples of a table top rushlight we have seen. Rushlights served the essential purpose in Colonial America to hold a grease soaked piece of rush for lighting. This example not only holds rush, but the counter weight arm is outfitted with a finely made candle cup for additional lighting. The main vertical shaft is graceful and well-proportioned to the base. It is forged with a step molding where it transitions into the lower area of the jaws, which hold the rush. The jaws are as finely made as you could hope for, with this particular example having a Box Jaw design which is the most formal, sophisticated and precisely made style of the period, as well as being extremely rare on this type of forged iron light. The form and craftsmanship of the candle cup with its beaded top edge and perfectly formed drip cup are top quality. The tripod base, which is riveted to the main vertical shaft, has nicely tapered legs that transition into the formal penny feet. As a documentary piece of Colonial American Lighting, we find this to be an exciting and superior example. It survives in untouched, original condition. It exhibits great surfaces with wonderful patina, while also showcasing the best form and highest level of workmanship for the period. The light stands approximately 10 1/16" tall.
|Fullstock Kentucky Rifle |
Beautiful curly maple, nice patchbox, 39.5" barrel.