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This fine Lancaster County, Pennsylvania flintlock rifle has a thick, two stage, octagon-to-round barrel. It is signed in block letters "H. GIBBS" on the top flat. The flat lockplate in inscribed a spring of engraving at the tail and a single line border, and is marked "WALKER" in the center. The brass furniture includes a four piece patchbox with a pierced finial typical of Gibbs rifles. The lid is engraved with checkered shaped panels and rocker panel engraved straps. The flat sideplate is decorated with rocker panel designs. There is a small, silver, oval shaped wrist escutcheon. The inlaid oval shaped escutcheon above the cheekpiece was replaced during the period of use with a brass plate with embossed foliate and geometric motifs. The full length stock is of highly figured maple and shows diamond section checkering around the wrist. The profile is of classic Lancaster County form. Complete with a period wooden ramrod. CONDITION: Very good overall. Barrel retains an even brown patina with clear signature. Lock is in its original flintlock configuration but is possibly a second lock. There are a couple minor slivers replaced around the lock. Brass retains a dark, unpolished, mustard patina. Stock is very good with a few minor scattered marks and a beautiful orange color. A very fine and attractive Lancaster Kentucky.Barrel Length: 45"Caliber/Bore: .52 SmoothboreFFL Status: AntiqueManufacturer: Henry GibbsModel: Flintlock KentuckySerial Number: NSN

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(A) Signed Henry Gibbs Flintlock Kentucky Rifle.

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000Oct 30
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Denver, PA, USA
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