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3363
$9,200.00

CLASSIC LEHIGH COUNTY KENTUCKY RIFLE ATTRIBUTED TO PETER NEIHART.

Cal. 45. 43-1/2″ oct bbl. This rifle is a classic Lehigh County rifle, attributed to either Peter Neihart’s later work or someone closely associated with him. The rifle is stocked in plain maple and has been refinished and simonized. The rifle has very pleasing architecture with its graceful Roman nose and its long slender forestock. All of the incised carving around the tang and behind the cheekpiece is accompanied by some low relief-carving. The 2-pc patchbox with a domed lid and the engraving is certainly reminiscent of Neihart’s work. There is a simple forestock and buttstock molding as well as a “Liberty/Indian” Head incise-carved in front of the trigger guard. PROVENANCE: Collection of Dr. Douglas Sirkin. CONDITION: The flintlock is a reconversion and there is a 3″ piece of wood in-filled behind the rear ramrod pipe running through the carving, and a 3-1/2″ piece replaced onto the top of the cheek rest. 4-50118 (10,000-15,000) – Lot 3363

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Auction: Firearms - Fall 2014
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