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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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$7,500.00

3/28/2015
Powder Horn by Carl Willyard

Paneled Horn 2 1/2 inch pine plug. Right hand carry. Measures 14 1/4 inches around the curve. $180 plus shipping. To see more horns, visit www.olddominionforge.com

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$180.00

3/27/2015
Powder Horn by Carl Willyard

Horn features engrailed neck and fully scrimshawed with designs. 2 1/2 inch maple plug. Right hand carry. Measures 15 inches around the curve. $250 plus shipping.

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$250.00

3/27/2015
l.a. meadows pistol

A unique and notable pistol. Made for Hacker Martin by L.A. Meadows in the late 1950's early 1960's. It's condition is as new and unfired. approximately 36 cal. curly maple stock, brass hardware, silver inlays. the lock is Meadows own. A beauty, in the tradition of the old time makers.

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$3,500.00

3/27/2015
Woodland Beaver Fur Cape

This cape was made from blanket beaver fur. Lined with soft leather, edged with bias and bead work. Trimmed with smoked brain tanned buckskin. Hand stitched with waxed linen thread. Very Nice! I Accept PayPal! Visit my Website! www.PrimitiveTrails.com

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$265.00

3/27/2015
Warrior face Effigy Ball club

One solid 26" piece of wood. Amazing look to this skull crusher.

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$210.00

3/27/2015
Hershal House Knife and Sheath

This is a Medium 7" blade 11.5" overall, with custom buffalo leather cross draw sheath. Comes with Documentation from Mr House.

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$425.003/27/2015
powder horn SOLD PENDING FUNDS

Scrimshawed powder horn Dedicated to the Scots who fought with the Americans at Quebec. Hand made ebony spout peg right side carry. USA sales only, Postal money orders only, I pay shipping. No phone calls

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$150.00

3/27/2015
Hand Forged Tool Set for Flintlock Rifle

Vent Pick, Pan Brush, Turn Screw and brass knapping hammer are included in this set. All have bone handles. Included is leather carrying bag. The bag was hand stitched with waxed linen thread and has an antler button closure. I Accept PayPal! Visit my Website! www.PrimitiveTrails.com

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$85.00

3/27/2015
Walnut Handled Belt Knife w/ Pewter Bolster

Hand forged knife by Nathan Allen. Blade is 6 1/2" long. Overall length is 11". Flared and faceted walnut handle. Faceted pewter bolster. Includes vegetable tanned leather sheath. Price is $150 including shipping in the continental US.

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$150.00

3/27/2015
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