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Percussion Longrifle, Heavily Inlaid and Engraved, Western PA

This rifle is likely western PA with a beautiful curly maple fullstock, 38" barrel, .38 caliber rifled. 20 engraved German silver inlays, including wearplate and thumbpiece. Brass furniture and engraved capbox (lid is slightly loose). Plain comb piece and nicely engraved toe plate. Two small pieces of wood replaced on right side of forestock, couple other small cracks on forestock, long old break with old-time repair through the buttstock. Could be (West) Virginia or Ohio, too. Lock is marked "Duff and Co., Pittsburgh." I will include shipping and insurance to lower 48 (you'll have to pay a few bucks more to send my hard case back). Thanks.

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Windsor Chair

Anyone looking for a period Windsor? Will trade for what have you. Can be delivered to the Show in Norris, TN next month or to the CLA in August. We have other Windsors available.

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NFS - Contact artist for pricing.3/26/2015
Original Lakota Dance Stick

This is a beautiful Original Lakota Dance stick. If you have something to trade, let me know.

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Original Eastern Woodland net anchors

These were found in Pennsylvania, along the Susquehanna near Liverpool. They are net anchors, that were used here in Pa. From Large to small.

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Berks County flintlock rifle Ca 1825

A classic Berks County rifle. A slender rifle with the Roman Nose profile and an unengraved patchbox much like those associated with Wolfgang Haga. The original length barrel is 42 inches about .45 cal. The wrist was broken and nicely repaired, wood replaced around the patchbox, and the lock reconverted. This rifle is attractive and recognizable but has restoration.

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Frederick Sheetz Militia Hampshire rifle CW conversion

This is a rare and desireable rifle made by Frederick Sheetz under contract for the Virginia Militia in about 1810. It is stocked with nice curly maple, unusal for his contract rifles. Of note: Frederick made his own locks to save money on his contract; this retains the original handmade lock. What is more exciting, the rifle was modified for use in the Civil war. The lock has a military conversion, the barrel was shortened (now 36 inches) from the muzzle and fore end cap removed for easier loading. All the mounts are original. There is no wood restoration, however, some wood substitute has been used to patch some missing slivers along the forestock. Email me for more photos. Offers accepted.

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Rockingham County Harrisonburg, VA ca 1830

Here is a very decorative rifle made in Rockingham County or Harrisonburg, VA (possibly by William Sites). It has numerous silver inlays all are original to the rifle. There is some wood replaced along the fore stock; very nicely done. The patchbox lid release is non functional and the lock is converted to percussion (could be converted back to flintlock). Evidence of a signature appears on the original length (41 inch) rifled barrel about .45 cal. Though the piece is attractive it has suffered moisture damage. The stock is stable but the surface is "weathered". The brass mounts, patchbox, and silver parts were not affected by those conditions. please visit for more antique Kentucky rifles.

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Original horn

This is from an old eastate. 12" around the outside curve. Raised dome plug with low dome tack's Beautiful antique patina. Scrapped very thin so you can see the powder level. A very high quality horn. Very nicely done by a pro. $155.00 shipped. *****************SPF**************

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Original English Flintlock

Beautiful original antique English Style flintlock ca 1770 - 1790. This gunlock appears to be all original except, I beleive, the original main spring was replaced at one time. As you can see, the top jaw and screw are missing. The lock plate measures 6 and 1/8" in length and about 1 1/8" in width behind the pan bolster. Some engraving is visable; however, a makers' name is not visable. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thanks

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Antique Shot Flask Riling # 1451 w/ Irish Top

Leather shot flask embossed with a scene of hanging game. Riling # 1451. Very nice condition, leather is supple with some slight aging cracks. One seam separation of about 3/4". Has a brass Irish head to secure and measure shot. Overall measurements, 7-3/8" x 3-3/8". $75. plus $5. for shipping to US. *** I have 3 antique flasks for sale, contact me for savings on a package deal for all 3. ***

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